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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Rhode Island on
Q: If a mother resides in Massachusetts but has her baby in a Rhode Island hospital, can RI dcyf take the child

There is a RI dcyf case for previous children but the baby was removed for lack of housing in RI. Mother had housing in MA.

Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford
answered on Nov 17, 2022

yes

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Rhode Island on
Q: How do I start a country

I have a dream of one day starting a country by building an island about 50 miles off the east coast of the US, how would i get recognition as an independent state without joining an alliance-type group like Nato or the United Nations?

Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford
answered on Nov 7, 2022

https://foreignpolicy.com/2008/02/26/how-to-start-your-own-country-in-four-easy-steps/

1 Answer | Asked in Banking, Business Formation, Civil Litigation and Consumer Law for Rhode Island on
Q: If I am caught in the law in Indonesia, can the team help?
Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford
answered on Nov 7, 2022

Not sure by what you mean: "caught in the law in Indonesia" or who you may be referring to as "the team." Generally speaking, only counsel licensed in each state, country, or jurisdiction may practice law in that state, territory, or country, unless granted special admission by the particular court.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Rhode Island on
Q: What do you call planting drugs on someone

I saw a video once on Facebook where a woman calls the cops on a kid who's selling lemon aid because he doesn't have a permit and when nothing happens she takes a bag of drugs from some random person she finds asleep in like a park and plant's it in the kids back pack because she... Read more »

Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford
answered on Nov 7, 2022

This is not a hypothetical movie-time question page offering advice on Facebook videos. Watch the video again and if you still can't answer the question write on that person's Facebook wall.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Civil Rights for Rhode Island on
Q: If i move out of my mothers house with a passed record of anxiety an depression can the state get involved an will dcyf

I dont wanna keep living in my mothers house for the rest of my life

Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford
answered on Nov 7, 2022

Once you have graduated high school and attain 18 years of age, and are not disabled nor dependent, you are free to make your own life choices. There is no legal requirement for parent or child to spend their entire lives living together.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Rhode Island on
Q: I saw a video recently where a woman Illegally Adopted a kid

then she tried to basically sell him when she decided she didn't want him, what would that be classified as?

Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford
answered on Nov 7, 2022

https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=baby-selling

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Small Claims for Rhode Island on
Q: It’s a very long story, but I’ll just give you a brief summary of my issues. I was in a 12 year relationship .

We became legal Domestic partners. He is refusing to give me some of my furniture. He’s blocked me in his phone, email and texts

Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford
answered on Nov 2, 2022

If the furniture is all that you are concerned about, consider filing a case in the small claims court. To explore the implications of "legal domestic partners" and whether that may involve court proceedings to dissolve, meet with a practicing attorney to discuss those details in private.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Rhode Island on
Q: I got a summons for obstructing police duty do I need a lawyer for my summons date
Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford
answered on Nov 2, 2022

An attorney is your best choice for helping advocate while navigating the procedural path of defending a criminal charge. If you qualify, and cannot afford an attorney, the court may appoint a public defender to assist you.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Rhode Island on
Q: I was pulled over for speeding in Rhode Island but didn’t sign anything and said the ticket would be mailed. Do I fight

Ticket was in Bristol R.I

Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford
answered on Nov 2, 2022

If you believe the citation is in error, you may plead your case before the judge. Simply tick the not guilty box on the ticket and the court will send you notice of the hearing. For a full analysis of your case, meet with an attorney in private to review all of the particulars.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Rhode Island on
Q: Can my boss watch my coworkers and I in the parking lot while he is off duty?

He does this often and has even sent me a picture that he took of me while he was watching for 15 minutes without my knowledge

Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford
answered on Nov 2, 2022

In short, yes. Your expectation of privacy is diminished when you are in public, and in plain view. Your privacy rights are greater when you are in your home or other private locations. If you wish to socialize with your coworkers in private, I would suggest you choose another location.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Employment Law for Rhode Island on
Q: In a 2 person firm, is it legal / moral that the 2nd attorney keeps firm afloat while 1st keeps all their attorney fees?

Good morning. I had a quick question about attorney workplace practices… my gf works for a firm. Just her and her boss. She feels she’s in a bit of a bad situation, her attorney fees are used to keep the business afloat and her boss pockets all his fees. Supposedly she gets the smaller cases... Read more »

Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford
answered on Nov 2, 2022

Your girlfriend is in the best position to advocate to reform her employment agreement as she sees fit, unless you also are an attorney and advocate that she has retained to negotiate on her behalf. If she is dissatisfied with her current arrangement, she is free to explore other options including... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Rhode Island on
Q: How can I go for custody for a child ?

The child is my husband 13 year old nephew. His mother abandoned him years ago due to her being mentally ill and then his father passed away so now he has no guardian but lives with us.

Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford
answered on Nov 2, 2022

You and your husband are well advised to speak with your friendly local family law practitioner in private to explore your options to continue caring for this child. Options to explore may include adoption and/or guardianship.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Rhode Island on
Q: Hello, Can a parent have unsupervised visits if there is an active felony child neglect/abuse case against them?

Hello, My childs mother has been charged with 3 counts of felony child neglect and abuse. However, the court has awarded her unsupervised visits, despite me being in fear of my childs safety. What are my child's rights? Why is he being forced to be with his abuser in an unsupervised setting?

Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford
answered on Sep 1, 2022

Something seems amiss here. Did you bring all of this to your attorney's attention and/or file the appropriate motions to ensure the child is protected? From the way you present these facts, it would be likely that the state would be involved also through DCYF. Bring your concern's to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Rhode Island on
Q: I was told by my ex-wifes lawyer that it is mandatory to do a QDDRO split of my personal 401k. I agreed to this in the

pre-divorce documents when wife and I decided about cars, kids, assets, etc. Neither she nor I personally put a cent of our own money into that acct. It was funded by the company I worked for and they contributed a little each year. My question is....am I legally obligated by RI law to execute... Read more »

Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford
answered on Aug 23, 2022

Although opposing counsel may appear to be giving you legal advice, it is not a good idea to take advice on legal matters from your adversary. Your own independent counsel will cost you some money, but in the long run it may be well worth it. Rhode Island general law’s specify an equitable... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Rhode Island on
Q: I have a no contact order against me by my wife. If I change my FB profile picture to us and two kids is it a violation?
Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford
answered on Jul 23, 2022

Talk to your attorney in PRIVATE before making any other (bad) decisions.

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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Rhode Island on
Q: If I where to get a legal separation, does that absolve one from the cc debt of the other? Or is that a divorce thing?
Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford
answered on Jul 12, 2022

Division of assets, debts, and allocation of marital property are addressed in either a Bed and Board Divorce(Separation) or a "full" Divorce. Meet with your qualified local practitioner to review your options in confidence.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Rhode Island on
Q: I am going through a divorce. Can I send a message to my attorney, opposing counsel, and my spouse on the same email?
Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford
answered on Apr 19, 2022

Start with your attorney. Go from there with their advice and counsel.

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for Rhode Island on
Q: Can I sue my college professor for defamation?

I am a graduate student and he is the department chair. There was an incident in a class with undergraduates between them and the professor where I was the TA. I spoke to him asking why he didn’t come speak to me before accusing the professor, my advisor, of basically a criminal act. I told... Read more »

Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford
answered on Apr 8, 2022

Before escalating the matter to litigation, check to see if the school has an ombudsman who may help address the conflict.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Rhode Island on
Q: Can I bring the ex party back to court for child support?

Ex party has minor child 2 more nights a week. I have the minor child more waking hours (I'm spending more money on food, entertainment, etc) how is ex entitled to child support if I have child more?

Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford
answered on Apr 8, 2022

Ex Party being your co-parenting partner with whom you cannot come to an arrangement focused on the best interest of the child? Meet with your attorney to go over all the details to see if this "changed circumstance" supports a revision of your previously ordered support obligations.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Domestic Violence and Sexual Harassment for Rhode Island on
Q: How do you stop a visit with child when there is a sexual abuse investigation open by dcyf on the other parent ?

my son was inpatient at a psychiatric hospital for trying g to commit suicide.he told the drs he is being sexually abused by his biological father. There is no a pending investigation open with dcyf due to this information. The biological father will be here in a few days to pick him up. How can I... Read more »

Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford
answered on Apr 8, 2022

To make DCYF aware of the situation call 1800RICHILD. It is rather peculiar that the mandated reporters at the hospital did not make this report. Perhaps they did not have this information.

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