Family Law Questions & Answers

Q: Can husband legally split his pension with another woman without spouses knowledge in RI?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Rhode Island on Dec 5, 2014

Answered on Mar 27, 2015

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Neville Bedford's answer
When you have a problem like this, it is best to see a family court attorney and retain them to assist you. It sounds like a divorce may be in your future.

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Q: what can a peace officer do for me?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Rhode Island on Nov 30, 2014

Answered on Mar 27, 2015

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Neville Bedford's answer
Police officers vary in their approach to domestic peace keeping missions with some degree of discretion. When you have a problem like this, it is best to see a family court attorney and retain them to assist you. Ask about the possibility of changing the exchange location to avoid the necessity of dispatching keep the peace officers.

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Q: After allegations were proven false by dcyf, why is judge still making me take drug screens weekly!!!

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Rhode Island on Dec 8, 2014

Answered on Mar 27, 2015

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Neville Bedford's answer
When you have a problem like this, it is best to see a family court attorney and retain them to assist you. Without professional representation, you are at a disadvantage. Contact the RI Bar Association for a referral. Also, consider contacting RI Legal Service and asking for their assistance.

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Q: If my boyfriend threw me and my son out of our condo and it's been three months broken up and all the untility are still

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Rhode Island on Dec 10, 2014

Answered on Mar 27, 2015

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Neville Bedford's answer
When you have a problem like this, it is best to see an attorney and retain them to assist you. They will be best situated to review the lease documents, bills, contracts, and advise you on your particular situation.

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Q: Wife leaves home, is husband responsible for debt wife incurs while out

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Rhode Island on Dec 12, 2014

Answered on Mar 27, 2015

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Neville Bedford's answer
When you have a problem like this, it is best to see a family court attorney and retain them to assist you. It is important to review the particular facts in a confidential meeting.

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Q: If I am divorce overseas, do I need to go through the divorce again in Rhode Island? What about alimony in this case?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Rhode Island on Mar 9, 2015

Answered on Mar 27, 2015

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Neville Bedford's answer
When you have a problem like this, it is best to see a Rhode Island family court attorney and retain them to assist you. They will research and explain which treaties, if any, apply to your case and how to navigate the process.

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Q: I recently filed to take ex to court for placement /joint custody and child support. what should I expect?

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

Answered on Mar 27, 2015

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Neville Bedford's answer
When you have a problem like this, it is best to see a family court attorney and retain them to assist you. Without the assistance of a professional, you might expect frustration, delays, and traps for the unwary for those whom are not well informed of the practice and procedure peculiar to that court.

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Q: No formal custody agreement - can father move out of state, sue for joint custody and make me send her to another state

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Rhode Island on Feb 23, 2015

Answered on Mar 27, 2015

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When you have a problem like this, it is best to see a family court attorney and retain them to assist you.

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Q: would I have a problem getting physical custody and physical placement if my ex husband's been charged with a sex crime

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Rhode Island on Feb 11, 2015

Answered on Mar 27, 2015

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When you have a problem like this, it is best to see a family court attorney and retain them to assist you.

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Q: my grand child has lived with me since birth her father lives in the house also no support what r his rights

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on Mar 26, 2015

Answered on Mar 27, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Go see a family attorney about this. Has paternity been established in court? That is the first thing that would need to be done to establish his rights. The mother has the final say if paternity has not been established in court. If it has, both parents need to agree on everything, and he would need a court order to move the child out of the state.

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Q: CAN MY EX WIFE CANCEL MY CHILD SUPPORT CASE AND STOP ALL ENFORCEMENT IN GEORGIA

3 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on Mar 25, 2015

Answered on Mar 26, 2015

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Julie A. Rice's answer
The court will move forward with both the child support, the visitation, and any other rights to the children.

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Q: Hi! I have a 10 year old son who has never seen his "biological" father and he was never legitimated. How can I get a

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on Mar 26, 2015

Answered on Mar 26, 2015

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Julie A. Rice's answer
File for legitimation of the child. You need to retain and attorney to help you with this so it is done right or you will waste a lot of time trying to figure this out on your own.

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Q: Can I withdraw money from Joint Bank Account after my husband's Court Removal due to Domestic Violence?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on Mar 22, 2015

Answered on Mar 26, 2015

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Natalie Hall's answer
If it is a joint account then you may use the money for reasonable and necessary expenses related to the home and the child. Keep receipts and proof of all spending and make sure these are necessities. You should ask for child support at the domestic violence hearing. If you are not able to or the court does not address support, then you may file a request with the circuit court where you reside with the child for a determination of child support.

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Q: Exchanging exhibits before fla family court case?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on Mar 23, 2015

Answered on Mar 26, 2015

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John Arthur Smitten's answer
yes

Use of a lawyer is recommended.

John A. Smitten, Esquire

Carey Leisure and Neal

622 Bypass Drive, Suite 100

Clearwater, FL 33764

Phone: 727-799-3900/Fax: 727-490-4944

jsmitten@careyandleisure.com

www.careyandleisure.com

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Q: What do I do to get custody of my nephew when the mother is unfit and dad is recently in prison

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Florida on Mar 24, 2015

Answered on Mar 26, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Go see an attorney about perhaps filing a petition for temporary custody by extended family, or perhaps a guardianship.

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Q: I want to get legitimized and the mother of my child and I are not married.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on Mar 22, 2015

Answered on Mar 24, 2015

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Julie A. Rice's answer
Maybe but that shouldn't worry you. You need to legitimate this child with the court. The court will determine child support based on the Georgia Child Support Guidelines. If you present your current visitation/custody arrangement and it seems to be in the best interest of the child and everyone is happy with it then the judge is unlikely to change the status quo if it is working.

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Q: I talked to my daughters dr with concern that she may be addicted to pain med. I asked for it to be confidential.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on Mar 23, 2015

Answered on Mar 24, 2015

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Julie A. Rice's answer
This is a sticky subject. There are only a few true confidentiality such as the Attorney/Client confidentiality, the psychiatrist (not psychogist) patient condfidentialtiy. There is some physician patient confidentiality but you need to read the HIPPA that we all sign when we go to the dr.

Plus, not all professionals abide by the confidentiality. I am one of those professionals where nothing leaves me that I have been told by a client. Not all attorneys are like that and I don't...

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Q: Hi, I am a single father, no criminal history, nor drug record, seeking pro bono advice for petition for paternity case,

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on Mar 23, 2015

Answered on Mar 24, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Do an internet search for legal aid in your county. They might be able to help you.

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Q: Can I leave Florida with my child without father's permission.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on Mar 19, 2015

Answered on Mar 24, 2015

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John Arthur Smitten's answer
If there are no court orders in place and you are not married to him then yes you can leave. You should still get a court order.

Use of a lawyer is recommended.

John A. Smitten, Esquire

Carey Leisure and Neal

622 Bypass Drive, Suite 100

Clearwater, FL 33764

Phone: 727-799-3900/Fax: 727-490-4944

jsmitten@careyandleisure.com

www.careyandleisure.com

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Q: can I get back pay for my 19 y/o daughter that her father hasn't paid court ordered child support since she was 11.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on Mar 22, 2015

Answered on Mar 24, 2015

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John Arthur Smitten's answer
yes. You have to file a motion for enforcement/contempt.

Use of a lawyer is recommended.

John A. Smitten, Esquire

Carey Leisure and Neal

622 Bypass Drive, Suite 100

Clearwater, FL 33764

Phone: 727-799-3900/Fax: 727-490-4944

jsmitten@careyandleisure.com

www.careyandleisure.com

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