Questions Answered by Neville Bedford

Q: My neighbors who live on the same premises keep feeding my animals without my permission. How can I make them stop?

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Rhode Island on
Answered on Sep 6, 2017

Lock your doors and don't leave the food accessible. Write them a letter informing them that they are not to come onto your property or feed your animals. If they persist, contact the local authorities for a no trespass order.
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Q: My 1 yr old has a led level of 12 our landlord never told us of led in the house do i have a lawsuit

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Rhode Island on
Answered on Sep 6, 2017

It may take an investigation to determine the cause of this condition. Follow your doctor's recommendations to treat the condition and consult with an attorney in private to evaluate the situation further.
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Q: Can I take someone to court because they threw out my things that was at their house after an argument?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Small Claims for Rhode Island on
Answered on Sep 6, 2017

Small claims court is open to everyone. Good luck.
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Q: saw judge to drop a no contact order as the victim - he was very intimidating / he denied my request;can i appeal?

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Rhode Island on
Answered on Sep 6, 2017

To best present your case in the court, a licensed, experienced, practicing attorney is one means to make sure you get the matter properly before the judge.
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Q: What's negative balance mean on child support ?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Rhode Island on
Answered on Sep 6, 2017

It may be an over payment. Some further investigation is appropriate
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Q: My nephew is a recent college grad, job holder and has never been in trouble with the police. He was accused of domestic

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Rhode Island on
Answered on Sep 6, 2017

If he has an attorney, he will be well advised. Part of that advice may include a review of his right to remain silent and not discuss the matter in public, or in any manner that may damage his case. He should consult with his attorney privately to address these concerns.
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Q: Hi, is it possible to press criminal charges for DV against my husband whom I no longer live with, but who

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Rhode Island on
Answered on Sep 6, 2017

Talk to the attorney you retained to assist you with your divorce. If you did not engage an attorney to assist you, you may encounter some challenges navigating the process. The possible criminal case will require a careful investigation to evaluate your evidence and testimony and any possible complications that may arise.
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Q: Signing rights over to family friend temporary

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Rhode Island on
Answered on Sep 6, 2017

Meet with and retain a family court attorney to assist you in making proper arrangements. If DCYF is still open, they may be the ones who presently have legal custody . . . but it is impossible to tell without a thorough review of the case.
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Q: My boyfriend & I have shared custody w his mom in CT. She went to RI & now has full custody without our consent. Help!

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Rhode Island on
Answered on Aug 28, 2017

This sounds like a complicated situation that may be best addressed with the assistance of a qualified family law attorney engaged to assist you.
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Q: If 2 people allege they were assaulted by each other who gets arrested

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Rhode Island on
Answered on Aug 28, 2017

Whomever the police decide to arrest will get arrested. Then the lawyers and Judge will help sort it out.
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Q: Use of VA dependent education benefits for children's education and divorce

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Rhode Island on
Answered on Aug 22, 2017

These are best discussed with your attorney in private after a careful review of your court orders and agreements.
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Q: I'm in foreclosure; can the mortgage co. send my ex-wife a certified notice or would that be considered slander?

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Divorce, Foreclosure and Libel & Slander for Rhode Island on
Answered on Aug 19, 2017

If you have it, bring the notice to the attorney you have retained to assist you in the foreclosure matter.
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Q: Is there a time limit to filing a Motion for relief from final judgement in RI divorce? do I need to respond to motion?

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Rhode Island on
Answered on Aug 19, 2017

Yes, under rule 60, there is a time limit if you are petitioning the court to vacate the prior Judgment. If, however, there is a post final motion for relief and it is unanswered, the risk of a default judgment is very possible. To clarify this answer, contact an attorney to review your particular documents and evaluate your options privately
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Q: My ex wife has filed a motion for Relief after Final Judgement of our divorce. Date of final judgement was 2/24/16

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Child Support for Rhode Island on
Answered on Aug 19, 2017

The law of your particular case will be found in your settlement agreement. If there are ambiguities that may be argued in your favor, go over these with your attorney. If you do not have an attorney, that is the first matter you should address. Issues of child support, parenting, and custody remain in the jurisdiction of the family court until the children are emancipated.
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Q: My ex posted explicit photos of me online without my consent. Can I report him for any revenge porn crimes?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Rhode Island on
Answered on Aug 4, 2017

Likely yes. You may want notify the site where they are hosted as well.
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Q: What can a person be charged with for having sex in a car in a public park in Rhode Island?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Rhode Island on
Answered on Aug 4, 2017

§ 180-1 Disturbing the peace.

Every person who shall revel, commit any nuisance or mischief, quarrel or otherwise behave in an indecent or disorderly manner in any of the public buildings or places to which the public is admitted, halls, railroad stations, places of amusement, churches, schools, streets, highways, public bridges, public lands, burial grounds, public parks, or grounds set apart for public purpose, to the disturbance or annoyance of the peaceable inhabitants of the Town...
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Q: Are people required to pick up their dog's poop when walking through neighborhoods?

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Rhode Island on
Answered on Aug 4, 2017

http://www.health.ri.gov/healthrisks/petwaste/
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Q: Interstate or Foreign Support Orders & Accrued Interest Owed to the Parent

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Rhode Island on
Answered on Aug 4, 2017

It may have been as simple as a data processing oversight. That is a substantial amount past due. Hopefully, you have retained competent counsel to ensure the interest is properly perfected.
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Q: If orders are filed by attorney of opposite party, and I am pro se, how do I obtain a copy of the orders

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Rhode Island on
Answered on Aug 4, 2017

There are copies available on the court web portal.
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Q: Pulled over told my license was suspended for failure to pay a ticket from 1993. What should I do

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Rhode Island on
Answered on Jul 26, 2017

Retain an attorney to assist you in getting this resolved.
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