Title 15
Domestic Relations

Chapter 5
Divorce and Separation

R.I. Gen. Laws § 15-5-9

§ 15-5-9. Divorce from bed and board.

Divorces from bed, board, and future cohabitation, until the parties are reconciled, may be granted for any of the causes for which by law a divorce from the bond of marriage may be decreed, and for other causes which may seem to require a divorce from bed and board; provided, the petitioner is a domiciled inhabitant of this state and has resided in this state for a length of time that, to the court in its discretion, seems to warrant the exercise of the powers in this section conferred. In case of a divorce from bed, board, and future cohabitation, the court may assign to the petitioner a separate maintenance out of the estate or property of the husband or wife, as the case may be, in a manner and of an amount as it may think necessary or proper.

History of Section.
G.L. 1896, ch. 195, § 8; P.L. 1902, ch. 971, § 2; G.L. 1909, ch. 247, § 8; G.L. 1923, ch. 291, § 8; G.L. 1938, ch. 416, § 8; P.L. 1954, ch. 3308, § 1; P.L. 1956, ch. 3692, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 15-5-9.