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Q: If a tenant breaches a lease, may the landlord keep the security deposit?

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Rhode Island on
Answered on Jan 5, 2017

The answer will depend on the type of tenancy (Commercial v Residential). In the former case, the lease will control. Int he latter case, there are specific rules in the landlord tenant statute that must be complied with.
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Q: My ex lost custody over drugs, i won sole custody. When is he allowed to try & take me back for visitation?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Rhode Island on
Answered on Jan 2, 2017

This sounds like a complex mater that will require the assistance of a seasoned family court attorney. Do the best you can for your child, keep good records, and be prepared to present this when the time comes in court.
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Q: hello my license is suspended for the unsatisfied judgement act I was wondering Wat I could do to help me straighten out

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Rhode Island on
Answered on Jan 2, 2017

Meet with an attorney. Be prepared to compensate them for the time it will take for them to research your case and advise you.
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Q: Ex's wages are garnished amount set has since been promoted is amount automatically increased?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Rhode Island on
Answered on Jan 2, 2017

Not usually, notify your CSE agent and they will file a motion to modify if appropriate
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Q: Do I have any defense if I was pulled over on a private road and charged

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Rhode Island on
Answered on Jan 2, 2017

Possibly. Find the best lawyer you can to go over all the details in private and mount a good defense.
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Q: We own a timeshare deed for a very expensive water front property with Wyndham.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Rhode Island on
Answered on Jan 2, 2017

Caveat emptor ... "maintenance fees into the stratosphere" are not uncommon. There is now an emerging market to resell these "fractional ownership" interest though you will not likely recoup your total investment nor sunk costs. At least you should be able to sell it and stop the maintenance fees cntinuing into the stratosphere
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Q: Marrie wit children, dealin with abuse, can i leave state with my children? No emotions in court for custody

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody and Divorce for Rhode Island on
Answered on Jan 2, 2017

There are always emotions in court. That is why you should consider engaging a professional to help sort betwixt them and necessary motions that are the best way to get the court to hear your case. If you choose to run away, there is a chance your children's other parent may allege you are kidnapping them. Seek support and assistance from our many fine domestic violence agencies to help you formulate a plan and find support at this difficult time. Many of our local legal counsel are also very...
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Q: How do I get a speeding ticket off my record in RI?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Rhode Island on
Answered on Jan 2, 2017

Hire an attorney to go to court with you to help defend this. That will maximize your chances for a good result. Do not make admissions or statements that may be taken that way here or elsewhere.
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Q: Ex brings son to school without service dog. Has lost service dog in the past. Do I have any recourse? Son is epileptic.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Child Custody for Rhode Island on
Answered on Dec 12, 2016

Consult with your family court attorney to explore potential remedies. This seems like an important medical concern directly related to the best interests of your child.
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Q: Joint physical custody in ri. Can I pick my son up of the other parent is trying to with hold child?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Rhode Island on
Answered on Dec 1, 2016

If you do not have an order for your parenting time, you may need to file a motion in the family court. If you do have an order, consult with the local police to see if they will assist. If that is not productive, retain an attorney to assist you in filing the appropriate motions with the family court.
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Q: I married a woman with a child from a previous relationship.

3 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Rhode Island on
Answered on Nov 30, 2016

Yes, your adopted child is legally your responsibility. Hire an attorney to help you process your divorce smoothly. There are some arrangements you should discuss regarding "the kid" that will affect child support.
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Q: my car was in an accident.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Rhode Island on
Answered on Oct 23, 2016

Work with YOUR insurance company, they usually resolve the disputes betwixt themselves and the other motorist's insurance. If that is not an option, meet with an attorney. It may cost you a retainer to write some letters and start a dispute that may resolve the situation - or end up in litigation.
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Q: can i be denied a ccw becuase of two misdemeanor weed charges and three driving without a licence charges in RI ?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Rhode Island on
Answered on Oct 21, 2016

CCW, I would guess you mean "Carry a Concealed Weapon." See: http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/Statutes/title11/11-47/11-47-11.HTM "...and that he or she is a suitable person to be so licensed" gives them wide latitude. http://www.riag.ri.gov/BCI/pistols.pdf has some good information regarding the policy of our Attorney General. "the Attorney General then has discretion to issue or deny a pistol permit. The Providence Journal Company v. Pine, No. C.A. 96-6274, (R.I. Super. Ct., June 24,...
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Q: Can final decision making ability ever be modified in a custody agreement?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Rhode Island on
Answered on Oct 21, 2016

I am not sure of your particular facts but in some cases the court may entertain motions to modify prior orders based on changed circumstances. Set up an appointment with your favorite family court lawyer to go over your situation.
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Q: My brother and sister in law took my child, went out of state and then filed papers to get custody. They won't let me

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Rhode Island on
Answered on Oct 19, 2016

You should meet with and retain an attorney to help you as soon as possible.
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Q: I've been appointed my 15 year old daughters SSDI Payee Representative from her Father's SSDI benefits. Her Father is su

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Support and Social Security for Rhode Island on
Answered on Oct 19, 2016

Hire an attorney to help defend the case.
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Q: I just got a DHS motion to modify. No big financial changes and both myself and my ex are happy with the payment. Why?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Rhode Island on
Answered on Oct 19, 2016

The guidelines change periodically. If the calculations come out the same based on your and her current earnings, it will be a simple case.
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Q: I have been cleared to go back to work with limitations. My employer Does not have work for me until i am 100%

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Rhode Island on
Answered on Oct 19, 2016

Speak to the attorney you have assisting you with your Workers' Compensation claim.
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Q: I am still paying child support for my daughter however she lives with me due to abuse. Not sure what to do

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Rhode Island on
Answered on Oct 19, 2016

When circumstances change, the court has no way to know -- short of you (best through a good attorney) filing a motion to modify based on those changed circumstances.
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Q: dcyf took my children after we got into a car accident and charged me with abuse, what can i do?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Rhode Island on
Answered on Oct 19, 2016

If you do not wish to contest the case and leave the state and disregard the recommendations of DCYF, the court, and the case workers, there is a chance they will deem you an unfit parent, and terminate your parental rights. Meet with your court appointed attorney and discuss your options confidentially in a private setting.
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