Divorce and Job out of State

I live in Rhode island and am getting a divorce. My spouse is contesting but i have a job offer in another state. Can i move out of state after i see the judge to establish residency and acknowledge the divorce and let my lawyer finish the rest? Also, do i have to come back?

The court will allow you to leave to take a new job (with the exception of moving children). Your lawyer should have no problem handling the discover, general motions, and court filings. However, if the matter goes to trial or a hearing, you will have to come back to testify.