Questions Answered by Neville Bedford

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Rhode Island on Feb 1, 2014

Neville Bedford's answer
Generally, no. However, there are some exceptions. Meet with a family court attorney to discuss your particular situation to fully evaluate the matter.
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Rhode Island on Mar 20, 2014

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Excellent. It is always nice to hear that parents are working out their co-parenting arrangements. Once you have filed your motion (assuming the state child support attorneys and the Judge approve), you should be "all set" and be able to file an ...
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Rhode Island on Jan 14, 2014

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Your question does not provide enough information. If you owe child support to her and/or the state, she is not able to waive any amounts owed to the state for insurance welfare benefits etc.
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence Law for Rhode Island on Dec 30, 2013

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Make sure you are absolutely sure it is not another form of abuse that has somehow convinced you that the criminal charges are the result of a simple misunderstanding and be safe.
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Rhode Island on Jan 30, 2014

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That depends on what the required Css-1 form specified as far as bookkeeping - garnishment, or private agreement. Meet with a family court attorney to clarify what the status of the case is with the court. If you make a modification and is is done ...
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Rhode Island on Feb 4, 2014

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From your question, it is unclear whether you are owed, or you owe, child support. Meet with a family court attorney to assist you in resolving the matter.
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Rhode Island on Dec 3, 2013

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Meet with a family court attorney to go over your divorce documents and assist you to make sure you proceed correctly. Even if the father is in agreement now, it may be a good idea to record that agreement with the court.
 
 

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

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Meet with a family court attorney to discuss options. An independent DNA is costly but may give you the answer you seek.
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Rhode Island 14 days ago

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If he(father) hires a lawyer and proves to the court that it is in the child's best interest to live with him in addition to his preference, it is possible. Otherwise, not likely.
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Rhode Island 8 days ago

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Considering the facts as you portray them, a judge would not be likely to approve any petition for visitation with such a person.
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law for Rhode Island on Nov 22, 2013

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You might consider hiring an attorney to represent and assist you - it could cost less than the trip.
 
 

2 Answers | Asked in Child Support for Rhode Island on Mar 4, 2013

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When your motion is heard be sure to ask the court to suspend the interest until you get back to work. That 12% statutory interest adds up fast.
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Rhode Island on Nov 29, 2013

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Computers may be perfect ... but the people operating them oft are not. Get in touch with your case worker and see if you can't get it straightened out... unless new girlfriend has already agreed to pay.
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Rhode Island on Aug 26, 2013

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You may also be asked to forgo all state benefits - including health insurance for your child. Sometimes when the state collects child support, they are attempting to recover from the father for benefits (we) they have already given to the child. ...
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Rhode Island on Oct 9, 2013

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Sure, fighting is always an option. Sadly, the outcome is not guaranteed and the process has costs in terms of opportunities lost, tangible and otherwise. Only he can fight his case as it is unlikely the child has been adjudicated as yours. If he admitted ...
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Rhode Island on Oct 24, 2013

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Ceasing garnishment implies your obligation is satisfied. Any local attorney should be able to assist you with that. It is a fairly simple document to get.
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Rhode Island on Sep 26, 2013

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Help them find them. You are most likely to know people who know where he is(family, friends, etc). The alternatives are to employ a private investigator or pay for advertising - which can be quite costly.
 
 

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Rhode Island on Sep 28, 2013

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If the divorce was heard in Rhode Island, Rhode Island law will continue to control. So, in short, likely yes.