Max and Jerry are getting divorced in Rhode Island. They are going to try to represent themselves because they believe everything is amicable. They are not focused on blame, just the resolution of their divorce and moving on with their lives. Does it matter who files?
In Max and Jerry's divorce since neither spouse seeks to gain any advantage over the other spouse or claim a divorce based substantially on the actions of the other spouse therefore it won't matter whether Max or Jerry opt to be the Plaintiff on the divorce papers.
Philosophies of divorce attorneys in Rhode Island regarding which party files first in contested divorces varies widely. One of this week's articles will address lawyer's philosophies in contested cases.
All my Best to All Who Go Before the Rhode Island Family Court,
I am Attorney Christopher A. Pearsall and I am "The Rhode Island Divorce Coach."