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0 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law for Rhode Island on
Q: Is a merchant responsible for furniture that falls apart after the one year warranty they supply?

Bob's Furniture Warwick RI. Leather couches peeling and flaking. Harmful to children and pets if eaten so I have to constantly vacuum to make sure there are no pieces on the floor.

0 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation for Rhode Island on
Q: I bought a car from a friend a year ago and she still hasn’t givin me the title always an excuse what can i do legally?

I have bill of sale and all messages between us asking for title she always says but never got it to me

0 Answers | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Rhode Island on
Q: My tenant has abandoned her car on my property. How does said car become my car

The mechanic who has moved left the car on my property.since 11/he has told the of the car that he has to get the car off the property. No attempt has been taken to remove the car.

0 Answers | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Rhode Island on
Q: Do I have to pay a US wife an alimony if I don’t live in the US and I’m not a US citizen or a resident?

I migrated to the US in 2016 to marry my wife, now my wife has filed for a divorce, and I have decided to move back to the UK because my green card is in jeopardy. We had a court proceeding yesterday and my wife mentioned that she wants alimony. After hearing this, the judge decided to move the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Small Claims for Rhode Island on
Q: Can a lawyer serve me court papers for a credit card bill 13 years old in ri?

This collection agency has been doing this to me over and over. I'm on disability and can't afford this and I can't handle the stress.

Albin Moser
Albin Moser answered on Sep 21, 2021

Usually you cannot be sued on a credit card debt that is older than ten years. Also, recipients of Social Security Disability are usually not subject to collection. If all you have is disability benefits, then the collection agency or law firm cannot take your money. If you explain that you are on... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Rhode Island on
Q: My old roommate is threatening my fiancé and I because we moved out and he had to rent our old bedroom to a new roommate

This new roommate moved in before September 1 and we moved out before September first. We left because he was threatening us and there were roaches in the house.

0 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law for Rhode Island on
Q: in RI my hot water tank in basement been out of use since this past Thurs. and isn't expect to work Tue

I would like to take a shower and would have a hotel is this an option?

0 Answers | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Rhode Island on
Q: What to do when im not treated fairly at work?

I received a 5 day suspension without pay from my employer but Just recently a co- worker did the same thing And it just got brushed under the rug

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Rhode Island on
Q: My question is about people who section people

Is it legal to session someone

0 Answers | Asked in Child Custody for Rhode Island on
Q: If your sibling who babysits your child, then passes your child to the other parent, how can you prove it?

I mean how can you prove kidnapping in this case because if you gave permission for your sibling to babysit then they pass your child to the non-custodial parent who in turn takes custody and control legally, how can you prove kidnapping?

0 Answers | Asked in Construction Law for Rhode Island on
Q: Who has oversight on new apartments buildings that they are in compliance with RI Housing10% law?

10 percent of new apartment construction is set aside for low income housing...

0 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law for Rhode Island on
Q: An employee from BMW shared my personal and financial information with a group of my daughter's friends.

My daughter has a 'friend' who works at BMW. This friend took a video of our service invoice, showing name, address, and total cost of service. He then sent the video via Snapchat to a group of kids and made a rude comment about the dollar amount we spent there. Do we have any recourse... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Real Estate Law for Rhode Island on
Q: I own a house with my parents. Jtwros. My husband and i live there with them. We are separating. Can he claim ownership?

We are common law married. We've lived in the house for over 10 years.

Albin Moser
Albin Moser answered on Aug 30, 2021

If you are an owner with your parents in a joint tenancy with rights of survivorship then your husband can claim a right to equitable distribution of some of the equity in the house. That means money. He can’t claim ownership.

0 Answers | Asked in Child Support for Rhode Island on
Q: Ok so I have a child support case in ri the father gets unemployment from mass the weekly child support is garnished

Payments are posted in ct payment center then posted on ri to me

I haven’t received a payment in 3 weeks but his unemployment is still garnished my case worker doesn’t know what’s going on I can’t reach out to anyone because mass unemployment won’t tell me anything they told my... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Rhode Island on
Q: I have a legal document created on July 26. Bottom of letter attests letter was brought to PO July 24.

Would the conflicted dates result in technicality?

Albin Moser
Albin Moser answered on Aug 24, 2021

if the document is a notice and there is a period of time required for notice, then the date the notice was actually sent is going to be important to establish whether or not there was sufficient notice. If there is evidence that the notice was not sent on the date stated, then that evidence can be... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Rhode Island on
Q: My father died, I am an unmarried only child that is on disability, can I claim survivors benefits ?
Elizabeth Fowler Lunn
Elizabeth Fowler Lunn answered on Aug 2, 2021

You cannot get survivors benefits because you are an adult. If you became disabled prior to age 22 and have never been married you can file for Disabled Adult Child benefits.

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