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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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Q: Does years of paying arrears that are satisfied allow me to end support a year early?

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

If the children are emancipated, this may be possible. Consult with a practicing attorney to determine if the children are emancipated such that is is appropriate to file a motion to terminate the support order.
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Q: My husband owes RI $19,000. The twins are in their 40's & their mother is deceased. Any possible modification options?

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

This is a great question for him to discuss with his attorney. They will be able to research the matter and discuss options. It is not appropriate for a lawyer to discuss a case with anyone except the party - except when that party gives express permission (even with a wife) . . . and not advisable to disclose any further details on a public chat board. Encourage him to make an appointment with his attorney to get a comprehensive and precise analysis of his options.
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Q: What do I have to do to get a legal document stating my son is my caregiver we do not want yo get paid for it

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Elder Law and Estate Planning for Rhode Island on
Answered on Oct 6, 2016

Meet with an attorney to create documents necessary for your son to act on your behalf.
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Q: In RI, does a will have to be carried out as written?

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning and Probate for Rhode Island on
Answered on Oct 6, 2016

The attorney handling the estate in the Probate court in the town where the person died and usually where the property is located will be best suited to explain the circumstances when a cy press order MAY be entered and under what circumstances such a deviance may be allowed by the court/Judge hearing the case. So, make sure the heir/executor/executirx finds and experienced attorney to work with to avoid unnecessary complications.
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Q: I fill an eviction for nonpayment in RI. can the tenant pay the late rent during the hearing and avoid eviction? thanks

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Rhode Island on
Answered on Oct 6, 2016

Usually, to make an appeal to a higher court, a tenant will have to cure all arrears and deposit those sums into the court's registry. Speak with your attorney to make sure the pleadings are all in order and include that the supporting evidence is well prepared to make sure the case is most likely to proceed smoothly. if you are representing yourself, there may be unexpected complications due to your unfamiliarity with the process.
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Q: I have court this Friday for child support with my ex.He's a manager making $25+ hour.Found out he quit today. Now what?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Rhode Island on
Answered on Oct 6, 2016

Talk with your attorney about continuing the matter if you suspect he will be returning to work. Or, alternatively making estimated calculations based on unemployment - or, if that is not an option based on imputed earnings. If he does not have a motion to modify properly filed with the court, it is possible that nothing will change. Of course your best advice will come from the attorney you select to assist you in navigating this process. It can be nerve wracking to go it alone in the courts.
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Q: I was recently a victim of domestic violence in the state of RI, I want to drop the charges, am I allowed to?

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Rhode Island on
Answered on Sep 26, 2016

Speak with an advocate, or an attorney. The judges will likely have some important questions for you that you should be ready for.
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Q: If I have full custody and placement of my children and their father has yet to petition for visitation can I moveout RI

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Rhode Island on
Answered on Sep 26, 2016

To be sure, review the court orders with your favorite family court attorney to make sure all of the documents are in order before you implement your travel/relocation reservation/plans.
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Q: I don't get my full order of child support can I request more if I feel it's not enough I only get half what they order

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

If you are getting cash assistance and food stamps, you may not receive any of the child support as the sate will likely intercept it to reimburse themselves for monies paid. Talk to your social worker and case worker.
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