Questions Answered by Neville Bedford

Q: When does the Statute of Limitations run on a judgement in Distrist Court, Newport County,Rhode island

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Rhode Island on
Answered on Feb 1, 2016

20 years http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/Statutes/title9/9-1/9-1-17.HTM

Q: I want to get soul custody of my son the fathers job isn't garentee nor is his place of living

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Rhode Island on
Answered on Feb 1, 2016

It sounds like you nay benefit with a consultation with a practicing family court attorney familiar with domestic violence cases to address these violent tendencies you mention as well as to establish custody, support, and visitation. The court may award anything is deems appropriate after hearing the evidence. This may or may not include sole custody or supervised visitation depending on that evidence and how it is presented.

Q: I plan to leave my verbally abusive husband. I will move out with our school age daughters. Does the law support this?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Rhode Island on
Answered on Feb 1, 2016

Yes, you should meet with an attorney to prepare, plan, and file a divorce.

Q: 2 years ago I lost custody of my child and can only see her alternate weekends.Where do I start when getting her back?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Rhode Island on
Answered on Feb 1, 2016

With remediation of whatever condition(s) that caused you to lose custody, then working with the other parent, and with the child. Once you get that all sorted out, an attorney is most helpful to present all of this evidence to the court . . . or even the new agreement between you and the other parent supporting your reunification with your child. the court is not so concerned as "getting the child back with you" as they are in doing what is in the best interest of the child.

Q: If a father has not contacted his son in so long when can a termination of parental rights be filed?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Rhode Island on
Answered on Feb 1, 2016

Anytime. The assistance of a practicing family court attorney will be most helpful as there are other factors that the court will have to consider in addition to the length of time that has passed.

Q: How long is the warranty for a used vehicle in RI for 148000 miles?

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law for Rhode Island on
Answered on Feb 1, 2016

It can be as short as 0 miles if there isn't one or if the vehicle is sold "as is" by a private party. If you did bargain for a warranty, read it. That will tell you exactly what you bargained for. If you are dealing with a car dealer who is refusing to honor their warranty, consider finding and hiring an attorney who is well versed in this area.

Q: Can a prosacuter do a violation hearing and the evidentiary hearing also. Is this legal? In R.I.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Rhode Island on
Answered on Feb 1, 2016

These are questions you should discuss with your own attorney. They will have a particular interest in what transpired without them present.

Q: The father of my children is selling marijuana and he has been providing it to his 18 year old daughter. What can I do?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Rhode Island on
Answered on Feb 1, 2016

My kids, his kids, very confusing. It sounds like paternity testing may be in order to have a proper father added to the birth certificate. Assuming you have a child in common and the other children are the product of other relationships, you would do well to retain an attorney to assist you in establishing custody, support and visitation for the benefit of "our" child in the family court. DCYF indications of "founded" allegations are not usually construed as positive parenting cues in the...

Q: Does 5-day demand letter for non-payment of rent need to be mailed or is hand-delivery ok.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Rhode Island on
Answered on Feb 1, 2016

The statute says "mail" : § 34-18-35 Eviction for nonpayment of rent. – (a) If any part of the stipulated rent is due and in arrears for fifteen (15) days, the landlord shall send a written notice, in a form substantially similar to that provided in § 34-18-56(a), specifying the amount of the rent which is fifteen (15) days in arrears, making demand for the rent, and notifying the tenant that unless he or she cures the breach within five (5) days of the date of mailing of the notice,...

Q: I work for a fast food restaurant and was hired at $11 an hr and for fulltime for manager in training can i sue them?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Rhode Island on
Answered on Feb 1, 2016

Meet with an employment law attorney to discuss the particulars. They will explain what "at will " means and evaluate your particular situation to examine whether you were terminated for an impermissible purpose.

Q: is there a rhode island law that states that non-service animals are not allowed in any store?

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Rhode Island on
Answered on Feb 1, 2016

There are many ordinances in the various towns regarding animals and many health department regulations regarding the prohibition of animals for health and safety reasons. Service animals are often exempt from these regulations. Here is an example of some in Warwick: https://www.municode.com/library/ri/west_warwick/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=PTIIICOOR_CH4ANFO

Q: Do I need two separate Complaints or is one Complaint - 2 named defendants okay.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Rhode Island on
Answered on Feb 1, 2016

One lease ? Two? Find an attorney, they can help you. Often, these cases are not as simple as they appear. They will probably cost less than airfare from there to here for the number of times you may be required to attend court.

Q: Rhode Island is often referred to as a 'must identify' state. 12-7-1

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Rhode Island on
Answered on Feb 1, 2016

This question will be most likely answered by the judges who hear it if/when the issue comes before them. Until that time, it is the law. http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/Statutes/TITLE12/12-7/12-7-1.HTM "has reason to suspect" "... is about to commit a crime," is pretty broad language.

Q: How do I break a construction contract without massive compensation fees

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Rhode Island on
Answered on Feb 1, 2016

If it is within three days from signing the contract, you may be within your rights to renege on the deal. If you are more than that in time, consider retaining an attorney to assist you in negotiating a compromise that will save the contractor the trouble of filing the case in court.

Q: my son turned 18 this Oct, his child support stopped being deducted from my pay, he is a senior in HS, is this right?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Rhode Island on
Answered on Dec 28, 2015

If he is not graduated, 18, not disabled, and emancipated, child support should be continuing to graduation.

Q: Can a divorce be cancelled if the final judgement has not been signed yet?

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Rhode Island on
Answered on Dec 28, 2015

If you decided to reconcile and wish to have the matter dismissed, speak with your lawyer soonest to have them assist you in preparing the dismissal.

Q: As a military member, am I able to file for divorce in the state that my wife and I were married in?

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Rhode Island on
Answered on Dec 28, 2015

If you can satisfy the residency requirements of that state, yes. Speak to a family lawyer in the area where you are living, or will be living for the next year. Residency may be based on either spouse, so if your wife is living in that jurisdiction for the required time, that is another possibility,

Q: Did my daughter break the law by recording a public school teaching session?

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law for Rhode Island on
Answered on Dec 16, 2015

see: http://www.golocalprov.com/news/anyone-can-tape-you

Q: Lawyer is not trying to hand my dad's retroactive check when I'm my fathers payee. What do I do?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Rhode Island on
Answered on Dec 10, 2015

More information is needed, but should not be posted here in public. Meet with a local attorney and explain all of the particulars including what role this other attorney played and whom he/she represents. There may be liens or other encumbrances/injuctions that need to be resolved before those monies may be disbursed.

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