Rhode Island Divorce Summons Form

STATE OF RHODE ISLAND AND PROVIDENCE PLANTATIONS FAMILY COURT
SUMMONS
FOR: (CHECK ONE)
COMPLAINT FOR DIVORCE
COMPLAINT FROM BED & BOARD
County
Plaintiff
THIS FORM MUST BE PRESENTED IN
Civil Action – File No.
DUPLICATE FOR PROCESSING
COMPLAINT, MOTION AND ORDERS
ATTACHED
Plaintiff's Attorney (Name, Address, Zip, and Phone No.)
vs.
Defendant
TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT
You are hereby summoned to answer the attached Complaint. Under the Rhode Island Rules of Domestic Relations
procedure, your answer must be in writing and filed with the Court within 20 days after the day you received the
Summons, not including the day of receipt. A copy of your answer should also be forwarded to the plaintiff's
attorney. Failure to answer may result in a judgement by default against you for the relief requested in the
Complaint. Under the rules of procedure, your answer must state as a counterclaim you may have against the
plaintiff. Failure to do so may prohibit you from making such a claim in any other action.
TIME, DATE AND PLACE OF HEARING
Family Court Address: One Dorrance Plaza, Providence, RI 02903
Motion Date:
Time:
Nominal Date:
Time:
Case Management Conference Date:
Time:
NOTICE OF AUTOMATIC ORDERS ATTACHED
MOTION
APPLICABLE IF CHECKED
You are also notified that a hearing on the attached motion will be held at the time, date, and place shown above.
Court orders may be entered as a result of that hearing that may affect your person or property.
EX PARTE ORDER
APPLICABLE IF CHECKED
You are also notified that the court has already issued orders pending the hearing as set forth in the attached Ex Parte
Order.
Date Issued :
Clerk :
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PROOF OF SERVICE
On the date below I served a copy of the Document and Attachments if any, as follows:
Personally to (NAME-PRINT)
_______________________________
Personally at (ADDRESS-PRINT)
___________________________
Alternate Service (DESCRIBE)
________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________________
DATE
For service by the Sheriff/Deputy Sheriff
SHERIFF DEPUTY SIGNATURE
SHERIFF DEPUTY PRINT NAME
DATE
For service by a Constable or other person
CONSTABLE OR OTHER PERSON SIGNATURE
CONSTABLE OR OTHER PERSON PRINT NAME
Signature of Constable or other person must be notarized
PRINT NAME
DATE
CONSTABLE
OTHER PERSON I swear that I made service as checked off above.
PLACE
NOTARY PUBLIC SIGNATURE
NOTARY PUBLIC PRINT NAME
If accommodation for a disability is necessary, please contact the Domestic Clerk's Office at (401) 458-3200(v),
(401) 458-5275 (tty) or through Relay Rhode Island at 1-800-745-5555 (tty) as soon as possible.
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