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Is there a publication that I could point him to that explains all of this so that he has the correct answer? Is he perhaps supposed to just do part-time resident in both states? I'd think you have to claim permanent resident somewhere.

So does Rhode Island:

“Resident” means an individual who is domiciled
in the State of Rhode Island or an individual
who maintains a permanent place of abode in
Rhode Island and spends more than 183 days of
the year in Rhode Island.
For purposes of the above definition, domicile is
found to be a place an individual regards as his or
her permanent home – the place to which he or she
intends to return after a period of absence. A domicile,
once established, continues until a new fixed
and permanent home is acquired. No change of
domicile results from moving to a new location if the
intention is to remain only for a limited time, even if
it is for a relatively long duration. For a married
couple, normally both individuals have the same
Any person asserting a change in domicile must
(1) an intent to abandon the former domicile,
(2) an intent to acquire a new domicile and
(3) actual physical presence in a new domicile.

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