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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Real Estate Law for Rhode Island on
Q: My ex wife is in contempt of court for not selling my house when our son graduated as stated in the divorce decree

Will she have to give me the house or sell it and give me the amount of money started that she owes me

Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford answered on Oct 27, 2020

Talk to your attorney to help prepare and present your motion for relief.

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights and Criminal Law for Rhode Island on
Q: Is it excessive force if the police cause me to get stitches
Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford answered on Oct 27, 2020

It will depend on many factors, consult with your attorney to evaluate your situation and the particular facts.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Rhode Island on
Q: How does my boyfriend get the charges dropped?

Long story short my boyfriends grandmother was harassing and yelling at him to pick up two small stones of concrete. He told her to stop giving an attitude or he was not going to do so. She continued to follow him around the yard, as he opened my car door she then pulled my door back, pushed him... Read more »

Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford answered on Oct 1, 2020

Attorney Thomas Briody has given you some excellent, valuable, advice to which I would only add: refrain from making any further public statements about the case. Help your boyfriend engage professional representation with a licensed attorney.

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1 Answer | Asked in Constitutional Law for Rhode Island on
Q: My five year old daughter was expelled from town soccer because we refused to wear a mask

we were outside away from other people

Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford answered on Sep 28, 2020

Work with your attorney to evaluate, review all the evidence, and the facts and circumstances, to advise you of your rights, and possible remedies surrounding your 5 year old daughter's expulsion, in response to your refusal to comply with mask wearing rules.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Rhode Island on
Q: I live in RI my ex moved to KS in 2013 when he moved I was able to get the name of the company he was working for I gave

Info to my case worker RI dept Child support. His paychecks were garnished for awhile then he left that job again I tracked down where he got new job gave info to case worker & started getting child support again. Then I took him back to court for no paying Again. The judge upped his support... Read more »

Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford answered on Sep 28, 2020

Your attorney may be able to enlist the services of an investigator to find the information you seek. CSE does get employment and intercept information. Good Luck to you and your child(ren)

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Rhode Island on
Q: My husband contact police due to being assulted on home confinement and that was considered as having police involvement

What is going to happen with him and will he stay in jail for this situation that isn't his fault what so ever. Help me please I don't know what to do about it in my own.

Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford answered on Aug 13, 2020

It is very nice that you obviously love and care about your husband. You should avoid speaking about this matter and encourage him to consult privately and confidentially with his attorney so they may present their best defenses to the court, where the judge will decide the gravitas of this... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Rhode Island on
Q: Case Description Emergency motion question regarding returning daughter to unsafe situation

My daughter has been with me for summer visitation since june14th. I have concerns about her safety with her mother so I haven't returned her to her mother. Today her mother filed an emergency court motion and the judge ordered me to bring her back and gave us a court date of August 18th.... Read more »

Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford answered on Jul 24, 2020

If you willfully do not comply with the Judges order, the Judge will have myriad remedies at their disposal to insure you learn not to disrespect, nor disregard, the court's authority. If you value your relationship with your child, and your credibility before the court, I would advise you to... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Rhode Island on
Q: can a minors legal guardian keep custody over biological father in court

if so what type of information should be brought to court proceedings to help keep minor child with legal guardian

Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford answered on Jul 14, 2020

If a Guardian has been appointed. The father will be well advised to work with their attorney to present evidence of a significant change in circumstances to support a proposed modification of the arrangement, along with supporting evidence significant enough to meet their burden to show that it is... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Foreclosure, Real Estate Law and Small Claims for Rhode Island on
Q: I just found out I have been paying rent since October to a person who didn't own the house. It was a foreclosure

the people who actually bought the house got the paperwork yesterday and showed up today. What can be done about the rent we have paid so far to the shady person who did this to us

Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford answered on Jul 6, 2020

Report them to the authorities. http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/Statutes/TITLE34/34-18/34-18-38.2.HTM compliance is mandatory. Retain an attorney if you are served with an eviction complaint.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Divorce and Family Law for Rhode Island on
Q: Is it ok for someone to dye your 6 yr old child’s hair

My wife and her family decided to dye my child’s hair....My wife is not telling the truth and has my child lying also....This is in R.I.....BTW my wife has DCYF on her case because she drinks and urine(s) came back dirty..

Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford answered on Jul 6, 2020

Meet with your attorney and prepare to present this to the court. Bring all of the impeaching evidence you have to help your attorney expose these lies along with copies of the prior court orders, if any, that prohibit hair dying. DCYF will also likely be interviewing you if they are following up... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Probate for Rhode Island on
Q: Father passed away, had no will, wife received everything. She passed and gave everything to her kids, what can I do?

My Father passed away in 2012, his next of kin was his wife, so she received his Veterans Burial Flag. She had passed away in 2019, I just found out. She gave my Father’s flag to her grandson, I was my Father’s only biological child and they had no children together. With my Father’s death, I... Read more »

Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford answered on Jul 6, 2020

Consult with a local attorney to review the case that was likely filed in the town where they passed. If the will was filed and no objection was timely filed, you may not have a remedy. For peace of mind, the consultation may be worth your while.

1 Answer | Asked in Probate for Rhode Island on
Q: If the deceased had 2 sisters and both have children, but there is only one surviving sister . How are funds distributed

No will exits, Do funds go directly to the surviving sister or does it get split with the deceased sister's children ?

Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford answered on Jul 6, 2020

Sympathies for your loss. http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/Statutes/TITLE33/33-1/33-1-1.HTM will give you the answer you seek. Do yourself a favor and meet with a local attorney to explain the rules of descent and administration of an intestacy petition in the probate court. They will be able to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Construction Law for Rhode Island on
Q: I bought a Dallas cowboys hardhat..My employer came up to me with a company hard hat and told me I have to wear it
Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford answered on Jul 6, 2020

Your employer controls the terms of your "at will" employment. Terminating you for refusal to wear his helmet is not likely considered to be discrimination, as Cowboy fans have not yet been defined as a protected class, nor granted a religious affiliation, sex, or gender identity that... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Rhode Island on
Q: I have been/am in a situation where I have been falsely accused of doing something and don’t know what to do about i

They are family members. One of them is diagnosed mentally ill, the other is not. However they have both tried to pin their shortcomings on me repeatedly and even had me arrested and hospitalized and have been doing so since I was a young child. I tried to file a domestic violence restraining order... Read more »

Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford answered on Jul 6, 2020

Speak only with your lawyer. If you cannot afford private counsel, a public defender will be appointed to represent you.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Civil Litigation for Rhode Island on
Q: Is it legal to have a Shared utility only wired to my meter? This has never been disclosed to me by the landlord.

My electric bill is triple my neighbors. I have lived here for 5 years. My landlord has never mentioned that I pay for a shared utility. This has just come to light when I had an electrician come check to see why my electric bill was so high. Upon further examination a plumber became involved... Read more »

Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford answered on Jul 6, 2020

It is unclear what expense is shared, and what is due to the leak. If the pump is not yours, you may have a case of theft of utilities against the person who wired it on your service. This may require more investigation and perhaps professional legal representation. Once you have all of the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Rhode Island on
Q: I recieved a letter in the mail saying affidavit of physician per section 28-33-8(c) Rhode Island compensation

I don’t know what the letter means I had surgery done already but need another surgery with no garuntee of it being 100 percent but I am having another surgery on my left ankle again

Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford answered on Jul 6, 2020

Talk to your attorney in confidence. If you do not have an attorney, find one as soon as you can. They can help you navigate this process and advocate for your rights.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Rhode Island on
Q: Can a lawyer lie about the date of an incident and suspend my license? The accident was 4 years ago.

The dmv adjudication states the incident was from 2019 when the accident was 2016 i have offered to make payments twice and they wont accept it without all of my financial history. I feel uncomfortable giving this information and also on some of the documents they have sent it has my name... Read more »

Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford answered on Jul 6, 2020

Your attorney should not lie to you and should advocate for your best interests. It sounds like you need some professional representation and assistance to understand what rights, obligations, and responsibilities you may have. I would recommend you meet with, and retain your own advocate to assist... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Rhode Island on
Q: Will my new wife be responsible to pay child support in the event I can't pay if I was medically sick?
Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford answered on Jul 6, 2020

Medical sickness can have a negative impact on one's income and ability to pay. As soon as you know you have this condition, file a petition with the court to modify your obligation due to the changed circumstances (they are generally not retroactively allowed) . If you and your new wife have... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence and Family Law for Rhode Island on
Q: State pressed the domestic charge. Not my wife or i our mariage fell apart. Im taking classes . can it be dropped.
Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford answered on Jul 6, 2020

Exercise your fifth amendment right and speak only in confidence with your attorney. After that case is resolved. contact a family law attorney to discuss Divorce options.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Rhode Island on
Q: If my dogs get into a fight in my yard can animal control get involved if my neighbor called the police not me
Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford answered on Jul 6, 2020

Depending on who, or what, your dog was fighting with, one possible answer is yes. If animal control has filed a citation against you, meet with an attorney to explore all of your options.

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