Divorce:

Rhode Island

Grounds for Divorce in Rhode Island:

1. Impotency

2. Adultery

3. Extreme cruelty

4. Willful desertion for 5years of either of the parties, or for willful desertion for a shorter period of time in the discretion of the court

5. Continued drunkenness

6. The habitual, excessive, and intemperate use of opium, morphine, or chloral

7. Neglect and refusal, for the period of at least one year next before the filing of the petition, on the part of the husband to provide necessaries for the subsistence of his wife, the husband being of sufficient ability

8. Any other gross misbehavior and wickedness, in either of the parties, repugnant to and in violation of the marriage covenant

9. Living separate and apart from each other for the space of at least 3 years, whether voluntarily or involuntary

10.A divorce from the bonds of matrimony shall be decreed, irrespective of the fault of either party, on the ground of irreconcilable differences which have caused the irremediable breakdown of the marriage

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