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1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Rhode Island on
Q: Can you change vets for a pet when the vet refuses to remove a person you added for care not ownership of your pet.

Vet very uncooperative. I ordered heartworm via online store, easier and faster for me because I can't travel to this vet because of the proximity to where I reside; they denied it because they want to see the pet. All my paperwork proves I'm the owner; but vet refuses to remove my ex without... Read more »

Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford answered on Feb 17, 2020

Since you are busy travelling, have you ex bring the pet. They have to be careful of identity theft - even for pets. Of course if your ex is not willing to care for the pet then you are free to engage any vet you like in any area you and the pet find convenient.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Car Accidents and Juvenile Law for Rhode Island on
Q: I am a 17 year old with a provisional license that is being convicted of a hit and run of an unattended vehicle.

I want to know what would happen because I was never aware of hitting that vehicle. I do remember driving that street that was very loud, narrow and full of wrongly parked cars everywhere

Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford answered on Feb 17, 2020

Talk to your lawyer about making restitution and negotiating a more palatable resolution. Not remembering is likely not your best defense, especially if there is a credible witness who does. Hitting parked cars is not generally excused, even when they are "wrongly parked"

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Rhode Island on
Q: Is a ticket for not having my headlights on while it’s raining count as a moving violation?

More importantly my concern is if it counts towards the Colin Foote act because I know I am close to 4 in 18 months

Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford answered on Feb 7, 2020

If you were moving, it's likely a moving violation. The condition of rain is another factor that an attorney would also be likely to argue depending on the conditions that you were to be in during the alleged violation. If you have had a series of infractions, you would do well to retain an... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Rhode Island on
Q: i was divorced in rhode island 10 years ago. in my divorce i was awarded two of my ex-husbands life insurance policies.

he put those policies in his new wifes name. what do i do. he lives in florida now

Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford answered on Feb 7, 2020

Contact a family court lawyer(perhaps the one who represented you) to bring this transgression to the courts attention and remedy the situation.

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander, Civil Rights and Domestic Violence for Rhode Island on
Q: Can a person say whatever they would like to someone? I had a situation today where I asked the parties to stop.

They did not as such I was scared and called the police. I wanted them to leave me alone and they refused then continued to verbally threaten me, harass and get in my face when I was near the female. To me this is 100% illegal. Situation was in Cranston, Rhode Island.

Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford answered on Feb 2, 2020

"Near the female" situations can be challenging both for humans and their companions. If the situation stops when you are not near the female, avoid being near the female. Free speech does have some limits. Contact your attorney if you are interested in bringing a lawsuit for the "whatever they... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Rhode Island on
Q: Divorced in 2017, recently , signed a domesticpartnership agreement fiancé my work put her on my insurance kick ex off

Yes my ex wife is complaining that I had her removed by signing the domestic partnership, I was under the impression that they are one in the same for this purpose, my workplace allowed domestic partnership, allowed in the state, all signed and legal. Is that reason enough to take her off my... Read more »

Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford answered on Feb 2, 2020

Review the law with your attorney to discuss what the legislature may have meant when they used the word "remarriage"

http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/Statutes/TITLE27/27-20.4/27-20.4-1.HTM

1 Answer | Asked in Probate for Rhode Island on
Q: If my grandparents have adult guardianship of me and I get married does that terminate the gaurdianship
Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford answered on Jan 31, 2020

It depends on what the terms of the guardianship are. Talk to them about it.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Rhode Island on
Q: How does shared custody and shared placement of minor children in RI affect previously established child support order?

Child support order was established when mother had sole custody and placement. Now both parents have shared custody and placement. What title of the General lawd of RI can I find this information?

Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford answered on Jan 31, 2020

Oh dear Lawd, http://www.cse.ri.gov/ has information including guideline worksheets. For best advice and results retain your attorney to assist you in making the appropriate motions and modifications.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Rhode Island on
Q: How do i get sole custody of my daughter due to her getting pregnant at 12yrs old mom hid it from me for 5months

We have joint custody we have 3 minor children together mom has placement. She ous suppose to communicate with me but doesn't. She constantly moves never in the same place for more than 6 months sometimes it takes me quite some time to findout new address and she never tells me what school my kids... Read more »

Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford answered on Jan 24, 2020

Call the RI bar association for a referral. You may qualify for a reduced fee attorney. Good Luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Landlord - Tenant and Criminal Law for Rhode Island on
Q: Can I put my boyfriend on the lease for low income housing if we have a NCO? Will the landlord for low income find out?

So the police put a NCO on him because he hit me and now he has a felony. Now we are getting along and he is helping out with my kids. I got accepted into housing and want to add him on my lease so I don’t get in trouble when he’s there all the time. The landlord for low income housing needs... Read more »

Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford answered on Jan 22, 2020

You may want to go to the court to explain to the judge that you wish to have the NCO dropped to enable you to enjoy cohabitation and co-parent. If you just really need help with the kids and you are, in fact still in fear of imminent harm that supports a NCO, then you should probably seek the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Rhode Island on
Q: How can i get full custody of my daughter i just find out today she is pregnant she is 12 we have joint custody

We have joint custody mom has placement

Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford answered on Jan 22, 2020

I would suggest you meet with and discuss all of the particulars in private with a practicing family law attorney. There will be considerations for both generations to be addressed, including the new father's role in supporting your grandchild as well.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Rhode Island on
Q: What is the process when a tenant dies? He paid his rent for all of December.

On December 17th, we met with the owner who gave her 30 days. And just a few days ago, she is asking for rent when the 30 days are not up. What can a landlord do at that point? Can they legally change the locks? What options do we legally have? Thank you for your time in advance.

Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford answered on Jan 10, 2020

Meet with your attorney to enable them to negotiate with the administrator, executor, executrix, or landlord. It is difficult to discern which party you are.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination for Rhode Island on
Q: A Colleague and I worked together for a few years. During this time, I designed and worked with our Programmers

resulting in an increase of 40%. I recently found out that I’ve only been receiving a quarter of what my Colleague is getting for bi annual bonuses. I’ve been getting $7K at Christmas and my Colleague has been getting $30K. Is this considered an unfair practice on my Employer’s part?

Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford answered on Jan 10, 2020

Take your contract to an attorney and review the particulars to ensure you are getting the benefit of the bargain.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Rhode Island on
Q: Is it okay for a Rhode Island family court judge to change a custody order for someone he has hired to do renovations

A non-custodial parent meets a certain judge he's hired to do Renovations on his home a deal is made later on in exchange for some of the work that's being performed he's going to change a custody order for this person in drag out a custody hearing the individual over a year later is still doing... Read more »

Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford answered on Jan 10, 2020

Talk to your lawyer. They will be able to advise you according to the specific facts of your case.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Real Estate Law, Domestic Violence and Landlord - Tenant for Rhode Island on
Q: What are my legal rights when I'm only tenant on my lease. My gf will not leave willingly

She has repeatedly threatened me to call police for no reason and have me removed out of my own place. I pay 1500 a month and she pays nothing. I'm trying to end this controlling relationship.

Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford answered on Dec 24, 2019

If the threats are of imminent physical or bodily harm, seek a protective order. If your local law enforcement will not assist you in removing this now unwelcome guest, you may have to file a formal eviction. This is where the help of a private attorney will be most useful.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Rhode Island on
Q: Should I carry forward the balance until they catch up or apply each week they pay to the previous week?

I have 2 tenants on a week to week lease. They're 1 wk behind. They are asking that the late week that was paid 6 days late be carry forward as if they slipped a week until they can pay that skipped week in 2 weeks instead of adding the rent payment they give me each week to the previous week. I... Read more »

Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford answered on Dec 24, 2019

The offer-er is the master of their offer and you are free to come to whatever arrangements you like. I might suggest you set a deadline for the late fee waiver to give them some incentive to catch up.

2 Answers | Asked in Trademark for Rhode Island on
Q: When is a trademarked name violated? Does it have to be exactly or contain similar words to be in violation?

Robogolfpro trademarked

Rhode Island Robo Golf academy - name in question that violates trade mark..

Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford answered on Dec 19, 2019

I would recommend a professional meeting to discuss the different aspects of the potentially conflicting marks, use, and likelihood of confusion and class of goods registration for both marks. A trademark is an important asset to the organization and deserves dedication, and resources to ensure it... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Rhode Island on
Q: If the car was parked and turned off, and the police did not initially pull you over, can you fight this ticket?

The front driver side tire was completely flst and blown out, clearly not drivable.

Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford answered on Dec 16, 2019

This sounds like a case that would be benefited by the assistance of a licensed attorney to help file the appropriate motions and make the best arguments to defend against - - whatever it is you are accused of here. Discuss THOSE details in a confidential Attorney client meeting.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Rhode Island on
Q: A group of European students who attend my academy live in an apartment that I found for them. No lease has been signed.

I helped find a short-term place for them to live (I do not reside there). To make things easier, I have been collecting their rent and providing the landlord with a check each month. No lease has been provided to the students. A few students returned to Europe before our school term ended. Who is... Read more »

Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford answered on Dec 16, 2019

If the landlord takes you to court, the best thing for your to bring, in addition to all of your documents(i.e. a contract with the landlord and the academy) supporting your "arrangement" would be ... a licensed attorney to present your best defense. They will likely begin with a short discussion... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Rhode Island on
Q: I found out yesterday that my ex mother-in-law left my 9 year old daughter home alone for 15 min. Is this okay?

I am divorced and I found out yesterday that my ex mother-in-law left my 9 year old daughter home alone for 15 min because she needed to take my son to school because his bus never showed up at the bus stop. So instead of bringing my daughter with them to drop my son off, she left her home alone.... Read more »

Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford answered on Dec 16, 2019

If the child was not in danger, they may argue that it does not constitute neglect. Talk to your attorney about the possibility of a first right for parenting time when either parent is not available to care for the child . . . such as when one parent must be travelling for an extended period.

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