Do you want your Rhode Island divorce to go easier? Would you rather it go as quickly as possible, and be reasonable and amicable?
Let me give you a huge tip that many Rhode Island lawyers would rather you disregard completely.
If you have a Rhode Island Divorce Lawyer and your lawyer tells you something like this,
"Now that I'm your attorney. Let me do my job. Everything goes through attorneys. That's the way divorces work. Do not talk to your spouse. If you say anything to your spouse, tell him (or her) to talk to your attorney."
Here is what I suggest. GET A NEW LAWYER!
Why do I say this? Most divorces are resolved without costing you a fortune because you DO talk to your spouse. The moment you listen to that crap that your lawyer just handed out, is the moment you just doubled or tripled your legal bill and handed over control of your life to your lawyer. It is also the first moment that you say goodbye to money that you are entitled to from the marital assets because each dollar you pay your lawyer is a dollar that you won't get.
That's it in a nutshell. If you listen to that "advice" from your lawyer you just shot yourself in the foot in my professional opinion.
There is only one instance when that advice might be even remotely correct and that is when your spouse is threatening or bullying you and you are incapable to dealing with it. I am not talking about a spouse talking to you about what you would like to do for settlement or how to resolve things and you are simply nervous or uncomfortable around your spouse. I am talking about directly threatening your well-being or threatening to harm you.
In the very least I hope that many people read and take this divorce tip to heart. Do yourself a favor... when you hear that advice and you are not being seriously threatened by your spouse, it is a good idea to get another lawyer. Try looking for one who cares about you enough to truly resolve your divorce in an amicable fashion.