Questions Answered by Neville Bedford

Q: Husband was charge domestic this is his 2nd with me. This time i had nothing to do with it was just there. Can i drop it

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Rhode Island on
Answered on Jun 17, 2016

It sounds a bit confusing. Retain an attorney to assist you. Husbands and their girlfriends often encounter friction with the wife. If the charges are against him for assault on his girlfriend, you are not part of that case. If your case has not been disposed where he was charged for domestic assault against you, you may speak with your attorney or the domestic violence victim's advocate. The court is generally very careful about simply "dropping" charges as often the accused abusers are the...
View More »

Q: where can i find my child support agents number i have his name but have no idea on where to get his direct number

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Rhode Island on
Answered on Jun 17, 2016

The voice mail system has been referred to as the "labyrinth of despair" on more than one occasion. If you are in the area, stop by the offices at 77 Dorrance St 2nd floor during business hours. If you have an attorney, they may see the CSE officers in the court ion a regular basis. Here is there helpful primer:

from: http://www.cse.ri.gov/contact/

INFORMATION ABOUT THE CHILD SUPPORT VOICE RESPONSE SYSTEM

Have a question about your child support? The Child Support Voice...
View More »

Q: how do I make my son named my caregiver legally?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Estate Planning for Rhode Island on
Answered on Jun 13, 2016

If he is willing to serve in that capacity, consult with an attorney to assist in preparing the appropriate documents.
View More »

Q: I pay child support 98 dollars every week but my employee hold my check for 3 three week now. when will I get my pay?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Family Law for Rhode Island on
Answered on Jun 13, 2016

Check with HR. Check with CSE. Consult with an attorney if that does not work for you.
View More »

Q: Hi, my husband hired someone a couple of years ago to help with developing a website and purchasing a domain name.

1 Answer | Asked in Communications Law, Contracts and Internet Law for Rhode Island on
Answered on Jun 13, 2016

Your husband may need to enlist the services of one of our fine attorneys to resolve the situation. Have him dig up the agreements, email, and other relevant information and contact any attorney he chooses.
View More »

Q: I got pulled over by a state trooper for tail lights being out but i missed court what can happen?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Rhode Island on
Answered on Jun 13, 2016

FINES and further penalties. Enlist an attorney to assist you in sorting it out.
View More »

Q: I'd like to stop receiving child support for my 16 year old what do I need to do?

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Rhode Island on
Answered on Jun 13, 2016

Meet with an attorney to look over the case and advise you based on the particulars.
View More »

Q: how do I make my son named my caregiver legally?

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning for Rhode Island on
Answered on Jun 5, 2016

Assuming he is willing to serve in this capacity, meet with an attorney to draft the appropriate documents for you.
View More »

Q: Can I legally break my lease early?

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Rhode Island on
Answered on Jun 5, 2016

Meet with an attorney to decide if these repairs qualify for "repair and deduct" treatment.
View More »

Q: The state of MA wants me to pay back food assistance over payments. What type of lawyer I need

1 Answer | Asked in Public Benefits for Rhode Island on
Answered on Jun 5, 2016

Affordable and qualified. Check with your local bar association to see if you qualify for a Pro Bono (FREE) attorney.
View More »

Q: Can someone from Massachusetts, come request emergency guardianship of a child in Rhode Island?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Rhode Island on
Answered on Jun 5, 2016

It sounds like you would benefit with the assistance of an attorney versed in these type of matters. If there is a true EMERGENCY, often DCYF will be called in.
View More »

Q: can you move out at the age of 17 in rhode island

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Rhode Island on
Answered on Jun 5, 2016

Are you thinking of marriage at such a young age ?
View More »

Q: Is my SSDI my own money? Can I keep it aside to protect myself?

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Social Security for Rhode Island on
Answered on Jun 5, 2016

Meet with an attorney to discuss your options and explore what you are want to achieve.
View More »

Q: I have a month to month tenant who agreed to leave by a certain date. 9/1/16

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Rhode Island on
Answered on Jun 5, 2016

1. Retain an attorney to 2. file a case for formal eviction. 3. Make a signed writing of your "agreement" to have evidence to support your case.
View More »

Q: Does child support mean visitation if he has never seen the child for at least 6 yrs since he was born

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Rhode Island on
Answered on Jun 5, 2016

A parents rights of visitation are wholly separate from obligations to provide support.
View More »

Q: I just had my son May 28th and dcyf said I neglected him when I just had him so how do I get my son home sooner

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Rhode Island on
Answered on Jun 5, 2016

Depending on your history and the specific facts of your case with the agency, they will have different procedures necessary before a decision is made. Meet with an attorney to review all of your private and personal facts confidentially and consider retaining them to explore strategy and options in your case.
View More »

Q: Can I sue for slander/liable/deformation of character?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Libel & Slander for Rhode Island on
Answered on May 28, 2016

Know that truth is a defense to these type of allegations(with some exceptions). Don't discuss the case in a public forum. Consult with an attorney in private and see if they will attend whatever hearing your employer may provide. You should have a right to know whom made this allegation(and know whom the defendant may be if you decide to take further action) that was forwarded by the doctor but if they have a policy that differs from that, you may not. get a copy of the employees...
View More »

Q: What is the legal age to drop out of high school in Rhode Island?

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law and Juvenile Law for Rhode Island on
Answered on May 28, 2016

Technically, it is not legal to drop out of school at any age as the law provides for mandatory attendance - with few exceptions.
View More »

Q: if on probation r u still guilty until proven not guily is it violation of probation

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Rhode Island on
Answered on May 28, 2016

Discuss the standards of proof for the court when addressing alleged probation violations with your attorney.
View More »

Q: My cased was just dismissed & the judge also sealed the case. Can I walk into the police department and demand my file?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Rhode Island on
Answered on May 28, 2016

Ask your lawyer to send a certified copy of the ORDER to the police department and then they will be on notice to destroy the file.
View More »

Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.

The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.

Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.