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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Rhode Island on
Q: I moved out of the marital home 5 months ago. my husband says I am responsible for 1/2 of the household bills until a

a divorce is final. I am not on the mortgage and all the vehicles are in his name...is this true?

Paul J. Ferns
Paul J. Ferns answered on Aug 12, 2015

If no divorce action has been filed then you are not legally obligated to pay. However, depending upon how the divorce case resolves, you may be obligated to pay some money towards the mortgage if you ultimately are going to receive money from the equity in the house. If there is no money coming to... Read more »

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Q: my ex has his taxes withheld due to back child support. When it is released will I receive it in a lump sum?
Paul J. Ferns
Paul J. Ferns answered on Aug 12, 2015

Yes you should. If not, call the bookkeeping office in Providence at 458-3100 and ask the status of the tax refund payment. Make sure you have your case number available.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Rhode Island on
Q: I had a case on December 12, 2014 and they've had three continuances my next case is July 29 is it failure to prosecute?

This was a felony embezzlement over 100 which I haven't spoken to anybody yet about but there's been three continuances February 16 May 7 and now July 29 I'm wondering if this is failure to prosecute if I could get the charge drop

Paul J. Ferns
Paul J. Ferns answered on Aug 12, 2015

You can absolutely file a Motion to Dismiss for failure to prosecute. However, it's ultimately up to the Judge hearing the motion as to whether or not to grant or deny your motion. Depending upon why your case is being continued will ultimately be the deciding factor. If the State is merely waiting... Read more »

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