Questions Answered by Neville Bedford

Q: parental custody

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Rhode Island on
Answered on May 24, 2017

Find those birth certificates and set up a meeting with a family court attorney. This sounds like it shall have to be resolved in Family Court. The police officer was correct. This needs to be resolved in family court.
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Q: in the state of rhode island, the non-custodial parent wants to know my new address. Is it his right to know?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Rhode Island on
Answered on May 22, 2017

Talk to your lawyer if you are unable to find relevant documents in your prior court orders. If there was a protective order issued by the court to impound your address, for example, through a restraining order, you may have the answer you seek.
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Q: My daughter and her father joined a gym. My daughter is a minor. Now the gym is holding her responsible for the balance.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law for Rhode Island on
Answered on May 3, 2017

If they file suit, consider retaining an attorney to pres this defense of incompetency as a minor.
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Q: Can a dog be buried with owner if cremated in Rhode Island and or catholic cemetery.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Rhode Island on
Answered on May 3, 2017

Talk to your priest and funeral director.
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Q: 20 day eviction motion to assign 3/30/17. Trial set 4/11/17 Will tenant have to vacate on 4/19?

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Rhode Island on
Answered on May 3, 2017

If that is what the judge orders, that will be the order of the court. Of course, your attorney will have more specific instructions for you to ensure you don't get caught in some procedural trap for the unwary and untrained.
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Q: Rhode Island: I had been pulled over for a expired inspection. It ran out 12/16 and got pulled over 3/10/17.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Rhode Island on
Answered on May 3, 2017

You will likely need to go to court and show them the inspection printout.

They have a computer system to track the inspections now and if you do not comply, you may receive a notice of suspension
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Q: Thank you for your reply. My father passed away on February 28, she did not contact us about the clean out or what item

1 Answer | Asked in Probate for Rhode Island on
Answered on May 3, 2017

Sorry for your loss. Check at the probate court where he passed.
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Q: Two years ago my landlord wrongfully withheld my security deposit, ignorant to what i know now can i tak him to court?

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Rhode Island on
Answered on May 3, 2017

Of course you can. Whether or not you will prevail is a whole different question that will depend on the facts and circumstances that caused you to realize this 2 years later.
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Q: If I pay my ticket one day before the actual court date do I still need to attend court?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Rhode Island on
Answered on May 3, 2017

Not if the ticket provides for a pay by mail option. If the dates are close, you might want to confirm the receipt of the payment before the court date or go "just to be sure"
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Q: Can someone surrender someone's dog without permission from the owner? Once dog is adopted, what rights does owner have?

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Rhode Island on
Answered on May 3, 2017

Follow the trail ... call the police.
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Q: I have a couple that their lease will expire in 45 days, just now the husband asked my permission to change the locks

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Rhode Island on
Answered on May 3, 2017

If she is on the lease, you may have to evict her as there are penalties for self help from a landlord such as changing the locks.
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Q: My fiancé was sentenced in 1989 before the sex offender leveling system was in place. So legally RI can't level him upon

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Rhode Island on
Answered on May 3, 2017

He should talk to his attorneys about this.
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Q: My child was involved in a domestic violence situation my spouse is in jail my landlord kicked me out the next day

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Rhode Island on
Answered on May 3, 2017

That's difficult to answer with the very limited facts here. If your landlord filed an eviction case in the court and followed the law, it may be legal. If they did not, it may not be.
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Q: With A Reverse Mortgage, does the" home owner/ occupant " have the right to re-purchase or sell the home?

1 Answer | Asked in Elder Law and Real Estate Law for Rhode Island on
Answered on May 3, 2017

They should read that contract they signed to get the money.
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Q: Can a victim of a severe assault get there own lawyer or does it always go the the state?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Rhode Island on
Answered on May 3, 2017

anyone can retain an attorney, if the attorney agrees.
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Q: Can my landlord evict me for accidentally stopping up toilet due to "negligence"? Said I'd have to pay plumber.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Rhode Island on
Answered on May 3, 2017

You seem to admit that you clogged the toilet with the toilet paper roller. Read the lease carefully. You may end up being responsible for the removal of the foreign object from the toilet costs. Also, don't bring your phone in the bathroom.
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Q: When driving a motor with the learner permit should someone with license be always with me while im driving

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Rhode Island on
Answered on May 3, 2017

Read that rule book you got with your permit. It's important.
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Q: Can simply assault be changed to a felony if a result after complaint is severe concussion, teeth knocked out, pain

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Rhode Island on
Answered on May 3, 2017

The best person to work with is... you very own attorney - they are best suited to defend and/or advocate for you. If you cannot afford to hire a private attorney, there are victim advocates in the AG's office that may be able to assist. Your question is confusing because it it hard to tell if you are the victim, the aggressor, or some other party. Civil actions are separate from criminal cases and are usually also best conducted with the able assistance of a practicing attorney.
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Q: Ex and I divorced 2006 joint physical/legal cust. Kids now 13 and 16 can they refuse to go see him and how do I enforce?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Rhode Island on
Answered on Apr 16, 2017

Talk to your favorite family law attorney and review the visitation parenting time orders of the court, the present circumstances, and your desire to create an arrangement that is in the best interest of our children.
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Q: I took a turn (in Providence, RI) and there was a school bus directly around the corner. I did not see that the stop

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Rhode Island on
Answered on Apr 16, 2017

Be careful out there. As long as you didn't pass the bus, you should be OK. If you are given a citation, your chances for achieving a good result will be enhanced if you engage an attorney to assist you.
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