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Q: how do i wave my self in supieror court for custody battle

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Rhode Island on
Answered on Jul 2, 2017

Talk to your attorney or appointed public defender.
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Q: How long does the probate process usually take?

1 Answer | Asked in Probate for Rhode Island on
Answered on Jul 2, 2017

Talk to your attorney. They will explain the time necessary for creditors to make any claims against the estate (usually six months) and the other tasks necessary to bring the matter to closure.
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Q: Is it legal in Pawtucket to own a pitbull?

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Rhode Island on
Answered on Jul 2, 2017

Here are the regulations: from http://ecode360.com/8129136#8129255

§ 116-37.1 Pit bulls prohibited.

[Added 12-11-2003 by Ch. No. 2708]

A.

It shall be unlawful for any person to own, possess, keep, exercise control over, maintain, harbor, transport, or sell within the City any pit bull dog.

B.

Definitions. As used in this section, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:

KEEPER

Any person who possesses, keeps,...
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Q: My boyfriend and his wife split about a a week ago. No court orders. Can he go take his son if she refuses to let him.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Family Law for Rhode Island on
Answered on Jul 2, 2017

Your boyfriend should meet with, consult, and retain, an attorney. You should have minimum involvement, despite your wishes to assist him in his divorce, parenting time, and other issues that shall likely have to be resolved.
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Q: My Ex owes $1500 in arrears child support. He's to collect a lump TDI check. He is trying to fight the garnishment?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Rhode Island on
Answered on Jun 29, 2017

You would do well to get an attorney as well. At the very least, you should be communicating these developments to your Child Support Enforcement Agent at 77 Dorrance st.
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Q: What does answered or unanswered I a divorce final judgement paper mean ?

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Rhode Island on
Answered on Jun 29, 2017

A divorce complaint may receive an answer and counterclaim from the defendant. These are usually filed within 20 days from the date of service by constable. In our Rhode Island Family courts, if the defendant appears they are considered "Answered." But, if they have not filed an answer and counterclaim, they may be defaulted and denied any relief. If they do not appear nor file any affirmative pleadings, they are considered "Unanswered." This also usually effects the number of witnesses...
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Q: Can they impound my dog if it wounded another dog. Yet the owner of the wounded dog does not wish to press charges ?

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Rhode Island on
Answered on Jun 27, 2017

Yes, the city may take action under their ordinance. Seek professional assistance in defending this as it is a specialized practice to defend animals under the statutes and ordinances.
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Q: What happened if the judge deninies my Decision pending entry of final judgement form

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Rhode Island on
Answered on Jun 27, 2017

This is why we have attorneys working to assist you in properly preparing the forms and navigating the process. If you file defective pleadings, there may be undesirable consequences that may delay or even dismiss your case leaving you to start again, or inadvertently remain legally married despite having done to family court(this is more common than you might imagine). The cost of engaging an attorney saves these headaches.
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Q: in school a kid threw food at me hard point blank is that assault

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Rhode Island on
Answered on Jun 25, 2017

Talk to the administrators. They should have procedure for dealing with this.
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Q: Can my landlord evict me if i havent broken the lease?

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Rhode Island on
Answered on Jun 25, 2017

There is a procedure for eviction for reason other than non-payment of rent. Retain an attorney to defend you if you wish to stay there.
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Q: My kids father and I are back together. How do I take him off child support? He was put on cause of child care.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Rhode Island on
Answered on Jun 25, 2017

Notify Child support enforcement of the change in circumstances. www.cse.ri.gov/
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Q: How can I find out how much Child Support was paid to me in 2015 and get documentation?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Rhode Island on
Answered on Jun 25, 2017

If your child support order is paid through the family court, they will be able to provide you or your lawyer with a copy of the ledger.
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Q: Can i file a police report on a person who makes me want to commit suicide

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Criminal Law for Rhode Island on
Answered on Jun 25, 2017

A civil restraining order is something you might also consider.
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Q: Do I have legal recourse, monetary claim against state agency?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for Rhode Island on
Answered on Jun 25, 2017

After six years have lapsed, it is unlikely you will get to a satisfactory resolution.
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Q: I was pulled over for suspended registration due to lack of insurance. I have court this Thursday. What if I do not hav

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Rhode Island on
Answered on Jun 25, 2017

You will most likely be adjudged guilty of the offense charged.
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Q: As a tenant in ri am i responsible for clearing of snow. My landlord its my responsibility but i have a back problem.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Rhode Island on
Answered on Jun 25, 2017

The terms of the lease control.
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Q: At what point is this harassment?

1 Answer | Asked in Small Claims, Criminal Law and Employment Law for Rhode Island on
Answered on Jun 25, 2017

For your own peace of mind, you might be looking for a new live/work situation. A restraining order will likely necessitate exceptions to allow for incidental contact at work/home and may be of little help to you.
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Q: Can you get in trouble for calling someone pretending to be a cop in RI

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Rhode Island on
Answered on Jun 25, 2017

Yes, this crime is called IMPERSONATION of a public officer

TITLE 11

Criminal Offenses

CHAPTER 11-14

False Personation

SECTION 11-14-1

§ 11-14-1 Impersonation of public officer.

Every person who shall falsely assume or pretend to be a judge, justice of the peace, warden, deputy sheriff, alderman, member of any city or town council, city or town clerk, city sergeant, constable, correctional officer, any other officer of any city or town...
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Q: Do I have claim/legal recourse against state for theft of personal belongings?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Rhode Island on
Answered on Jun 25, 2017

It's not likely you will be able to have a good chance for recourse six years after the fact.
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Q: For a Rhode Island divorce, is it possible to have a spouse served without using a Sheriff or Constable?

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Rhode Island on
Answered on Jun 23, 2017

You might get by with that and save yourself $45 in constable fees. If you have an attorney assisting you, they will likely have a friendly constable able to effect service in a peaceful manner to meet the court requirements. If the judge is not satisfied with your method, it may add a few more months to your process. Contact an attorney. When the parties are in complete agreement, the time (and fees) can be very reasonable and worthwhile for the peace of mind and assurance it will be done...
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