Questions Answered by Neville Bedford

Q: house was foreclosed,it has been on zillow for over 6000 days,asking price is 250000.looking to pay as little as possibe

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Rhode Island on Dec 15, 2014

Answered on Feb 6, 2015

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Many negotiations begin with the buyer saying something like "the most I will pay is the least you will take" and the Seller saying something along the lines of "The least I will take, is the most you will pay" that is where we get to what is called a "fair market price, what a willing buyer will pay a willing seller in an arms length transaction". There are professionals who counsel both buyers and sellers in these transactions on a daily basis. They are compensated by a percentage of the...

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Q: If a police reads you your rights but lets you go and 3-4 weeks later never arrested you what does that mean?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Rhode Island on Dec 29, 2014

Answered on Feb 6, 2015

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This could mean anything .. or possibly nothing. Make an appointment to meet with an attorney practicing Criminal Law and discus the particulars in private to get a professional opinion.

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Q: If you didn't have insurance at the time of an accident but was not at fault can you get fined for it? Got ins after

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Rhode Island on Jan 2, 2015

Answered on Feb 6, 2015

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Insurance is not usually retroactive. There are many factors that go into determining liability for accidents. I am not sure of your friend's role but it sounds like you could benefit from the services of an attorney to advise you of your rights and responsibilities after a confidential private meeting to review all of the particulars in your situation.

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Q: My ex gifted me a dog, after brake up he took him! I want share custody! Possible? My kids miss the dog?

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Rhode Island on Jan 12, 2015

Answered on Feb 6, 2015

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Meet with a local attorney to review the particular facts of the case to evaluate your potential to prevail in a contest over the dog. Ask for an an estimate of the costs to pursue the matter and then you should be able to make an informed decision.

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Q: Where does my child support go if my children's mother is on goverment assistance? (Food stamps and cash benefits)

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Rhode Island on Oct 12, 2014

Answered on Feb 5, 2015

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To the state that is providing food, health insurance, and cash benefits to your children. Approximately $50 per month passes through to her while she is active on welfare.

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Q: My 17 yr old daughter has graduated early and is getting married next month. Do I stilll have to pay her child support

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Rhode Island on Dec 18, 2014

Answered on Feb 5, 2015

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It sounds like she may soon be legally emancipated. Meet with your favorite friendly family court attorney to prepare the necessary documents to petition the court for appropriate relief.

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Q: My 17 yr old has graduated HS early and is getting married next week,do I still have to pay child support.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Rhode Island on Dec 19, 2014

Answered on Feb 5, 2015

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It sounds like she may soon be legally emancipated. Meet with your favorite friendly family court attorney to prepare the necessary documents to petition the court for appropriate relief.

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Q: Our 16 yr old adopted daughter wants to be un-adopted. Can this be done in RI ?

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption for Rhode Island on Jan 1, 2015

Answered on Feb 5, 2015

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UN-adopted children become wards of the state and are likely to end up in the custody of DCYF. This may not be the optimal situation and the Judges in the family court are not generally inclined to leave a child "parent-less" excepting some extreme situations. Meet with A family Court attorney fluent in adoptions and discuss possible alternatives.

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Q: Landlord's girlfriend is threatening to break my lease and evict me because she feels like it Can she?

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Rhode Island on Jan 12, 2015

Answered on Feb 5, 2015

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Meet with an attorney to discuss your options. It sounds like you may have a few different ones to consider.

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Q: Notice to landlord to move less than 30 days as agreed on lease. what will happen. Ending 3yr lease.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Rhode Island on Jan 15, 2015

Answered on Feb 5, 2015

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I suspect the landlord will accept your money for the additional month as you are now considered holdover tenants because your lease has expired and it would be more economical for him to take your money for the additional month than to retain an attorney to evict you in that same month.

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Q: I have 3 speeding tickets within the past 12 months and I just received a court summons. Will my license be suspended?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Rhode Island on Dec 19, 2014

Answered on Feb 5, 2015

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It is possible that you may have fallen into the provisions of that law that requires suspension. Meet with and retain an Attorney to review the particulars and assist you in protecting your rights.

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Q: What constitutes a "highway"

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Rhode Island on Jan 19, 2015

Answered on Feb 5, 2015

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http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/Statutes/TITLE31/31-1/31-1-23.HTM

TITLE 31

Motor and Other vehicles

CHAPTER 31-1

Definitions and General Code Provisions

SECTION 31-1-23

§ 31-1-23 Types of roads. – (a) "Bicycle lane" means a portion of highway right-of-way designated by the state and identified by official traffic control devices (pavement markings) for the exclusive use of bicyclists. The operation and parking of motor vehicles is...

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Q: I have an expired Puerto Rico drivers licese. I want to go get an RI license and cant get pr drivers record.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Rhode Island on Jan 20, 2015

Answered on Feb 5, 2015

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It is possible that the records are shared via the interstate compact. When you apply for reinstatement, the RI DMV will be happy to inform you which fines remain unsatisfied.

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Q: My daughter is turning 18 if she goes to college do I still have to pay child support

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Rhode Island on Jan 23, 2015

Answered on Feb 5, 2015

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Assuming you are the non-custodial parent and this is your child from a mother you divorced, It depends on what it says in your divorce decree and/or Property Settlement agreement and in which state you were divorced. Meet with your friendly local Family Law attorney to review these documents and review your obligations.

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Q: Where exactly are LED lights prohibited on a car in Rhode Island

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Rhode Island on Jan 28, 2015

Answered on Feb 5, 2015

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Read the Regulations and learn everything you ever wanted to know of vehicular illumination.

http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/Statutes/title31/31-24/INDEX.HTM

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Q: DO I HAVE THE RIGHT TO REFUSE ANYONE IN MY HOUSEHOLD TO DRIVE MY CAR EVEN THOUGH THE PERSON HAS DRIVEN IT IN THE PAST

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Rhode Island on Jan 30, 2015

Answered on Feb 5, 2015

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If it is your car elusively and you are the sole owner, you have the right to decide to whom you share your property with.

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Q: Is my landlord responsible for snow removal

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Rhode Island on Jan 31, 2015

Answered on Feb 5, 2015

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What does your Lease say? Also, check the ordinances in your town as some hold the resident responsible for shoveling your sidewalk.

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Q: Why is child support services holding payments owed to me?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Rhode Island on Feb 5, 2015

Answered on Feb 5, 2015

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If the CP is on state cash benefits(welfare), the state may intercept the payments and pass though only $50 per month. Speak to your agent at CSE to discover what the situation is in your particular case.

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Q: Is it legal for child support to hold money paid to me?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Rhode Island on Feb 5, 2015

Answered on Feb 5, 2015

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In some cases, yes. For example, if the CP is on state cash benefits(welfare), the state may intercept the payments and pass though only $50 per month. Speak to your agent at CSE to discover what the situation is in your particular case.

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Q: if someone was charged with a crime and went to court and everything was disposed of can employer hold it against you

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law for Rhode Island on Jan 11, 2015

Answered on Feb 6, 2015

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Attorney Healy has answered your question accurately. I would further suggest you meet with an attorney to evaluate whether you may qualify to petition the court to expunge or seal the matter.

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