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Q: I am looking for information about the Interstate Compact Laws

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Rhode Island on Jun 24, 2015

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try here: http://www.interstatecompact.org/About/NavigatingTheCompact/CommonQuestions.aspx

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Q: Need to find case law in RI Superior court regarding upholding counterclaims against America Home Mortgage.

1 Answer | Asked in Foreclosure for Rhode Island on Jun 11, 2015

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Superior Court publishes their decisions here: https://www.courts.ri.gov/Courts/SuperiorCourt/Pages/Decisions.aspx

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Q: I have tenants I would like to remove. The year lease is up 8/1. Is it too late to ask them to leave by that date?

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Rhode Island on Jun 15, 2015

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If they do not agree to leave, you will likely have to file an eviction complaint in the court.

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Q: Is it standard to add spouses to a mortgage foreclosure action when they were not on the note, deed or mortgage?

1 Answer | Asked in Foreclosure for Rhode Island on Jun 19, 2015

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That sounds peculiar, generally banks foreclose and not ex-spouses .. but I suppose it could happen. Bring all the documents to your favorite local family, bankruptcy, consumer law counselor and have them go over all of the documents and correspondence for a precise insight.

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Q: If my child receives ssi do I have to pay child support

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Rhode Island on Jun 21, 2015

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Often the answer to this question is yes. Your particular situation is best reviewed with your attorney who shall consider all of the particulars and best be able to advise you privately and confidentially.

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Q: If I dont know where my child and her mother at living how do I file for visitation?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Rhode Island on Jun 28, 2015

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Consider asking your attorney to use a private investigator.

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Q: I am 26 years old- I have 2half-siblings age 6 & 3. They are being adopted. What are my legal rights for visitation?

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption for Rhode Island on Jun 26, 2015

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Work with the attorneys and case worker to see if provisions can be made for you to stay in contact.

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Q: Do I require a lawyer to seal a record if the case was dismissed?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Rhode Island on Jun 26, 2015

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No, but they sure do make it easy.

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Q: can i be violated on probation for using marijuana? It's not part of my stipulations.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Rhode Island on Jul 12, 2015

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Great question for your attorney ... who may likely ask you ... Do you have a prescription? and other relevant questions. There is NO WAY your PO told you ALL of the things you can't do. . . that would take a long long time.

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Q: If i wanted to drop all charges or get it dropped down to a simple assult instead of a domestic how can I go about that

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Rhode Island on Jun 28, 2015

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It depends, Who are you ? The prosecutor? Victim? Defendant?

If you are the defendant, your best resource to negotiate a disposition is ... an attorney.

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Q: What happens if the non custodial parent fails to appear in court when ordered by the CSS judge?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Rhode Island on Jul 12, 2015

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Generally "Body Attachment" are the words sometimes heard from the Judges mouth.

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Q: received a littering ticket by Rhode island state police, I missed the court date could I have a warrant??

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Rhode Island on Jul 7, 2015

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It may well be time to go to the court and "clean up" your record. Doing nothing is not advisable.

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Q: Hi. Im $600 In arrears for child support. Can I pay that now and will my ex get it right away

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Rhode Island on Jul 10, 2015

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Yes. The sooner you pay, the sooner she will receive it. Pay in a way that you can prove and save the proof. i.e NOT CASH

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Q: I have been divorced since 2009. My ex lives in MA. Can I get a no contact order to prevent him from contacting me?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Rhode Island on Jul 2, 2015

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Talk to an attorney or domestic violence advocate to review the process for receiving a restraining order.

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Q: Separated,looking to buy house in RI. Only my name on the mortgage and title.Would that be consider marital asset?

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Rhode Island on Jul 13, 2015

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Talk to your attorney to ensure the asset is acquired in a manner that it shan't be deemed marital.

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Q: Can I write an agreement form like a prenuptial agreement

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Rhode Island on Jul 13, 2015

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Yes, this seems to be a duplicate question. If your wife happens to read this on your computer - or the internet, you may be having some difficult conversations at home. Best advice - seek confidential advice not telling all of your story here on a public web site.

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Q: How can I protect my house in a case of divorce from my wife

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Rhode Island on Jul 13, 2015

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These are complex issues that are best addressed in a private meeting with an attorney. There are agreements that can be written after marriage that are like prenuptial agreements. There are many reasons the agreement may be found invalid which is why a private and confidential meeting will likely best serve your needs and answer all of your questions.

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Q: Me and my daughters father have joint custody is it right that my daughter can no longer visit my fiancé in the acid.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Rhode Island on Jul 14, 2015

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As your fiancé, he likely has no legal standing to request visitation with a child that is not his biological child.

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Q: Can my sons father stop the child care assistance

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Rhode Island on Jul 17, 2015

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Very difficult to say without more knowledge of the particulars (which in no case should be disclosed here in a public forum). Meet with your attorney and review the court orders , agreements, and what is sometimes called the "law of the case" to determine your rights and remedies.

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