Rhode Island Questions & Answers

Q: My son has been sentenced to ocean tides and his father is asking to not pay support. He still comes home on the weekend

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Rhode Island on
Answered on Jun 11, 2017

Talk to your attorney. With your son in such a difficult position, I am sure you will have found one of our well qualified professionals to assist you.
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Q: In Rhode Island my landlord threatens to fine me for things like leaving the gate open or having a grille.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Rhode Island on
Answered on Jun 11, 2017

Leaving gates open may be a problem of varying severity depending on whether there are pets or livestock in your area. Try to work it out between you, If it becomes UN-tenable, look for another location in which to dwell.
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Q: In RI. What do I have to do in order to terminate my tenants mo. to mo. lease, and how much of a notice is required?

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Rhode Island on
Answered on Jun 11, 2017

If they will not willingly vacate, it may be time to file "EVICTION FOR REASON OTHER THAN NONPAYMENT OF RENT" Any one of our friendly attorneys would be well able to assist you in navigating that process.
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Q: How can a Laborers Union member get the union to enforce their Collective Bargaining Agreement

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Rhode Island on
Answered on Jun 11, 2017

Perhaps the Judge's cousin is achieving extraordinary results Talk to the steward and find out what's what.
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Q: My ex is behind on child support so it was set for federal and state tax offset in Rhode Island since 2014, but I have

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Rhode Island on
Answered on Jun 11, 2017

Check with CSE agent. If that doesn't work out, retain one of the fine family court attorneys to assist you in chasing it down.
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Q: Called the police on my boyfriend for kicking down my door. I did not give a statement & do not want him charged.

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Rhode Island on
Answered on Jun 8, 2017

It may be time to find a new boyfriend. . . one without criminal record perhaps. One who respects you and does not need a restraining order. One who does not violate restraining orders and commit vandalism, maybe? If the state prevails, he may find himself a guest of the adult correctional institution for a period of time. Even if he doesn't get any hard time, you may find that he is potentially likely to commit a fourth offense, given the history and pattern evidenced here.
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Q: I went to court on April 24, 2017 to modify child support payments. When will I start receiving them?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Rhode Island on
Answered on Jun 8, 2017

Read the court's order carefully. They will document what transpired. If you have an attorney, ask them to explain what happened in court. If there is an order for garnishment, it generally takes two to three weeks to kick in during which time the NCP is obliged to make payments directly.
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Q: My landlord had a past due water bill he said i had to pay my own water bill but it was in his name and they shut it

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Rhode Island on
Answered on Jun 8, 2017

If you can afford to pay it, pay it and deduct the cost from your rent. Check with your landlord first to be sure he is agreeable to this arrangement. If he is not, hire an attorney to assist you in advocating for your rights.
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Q: Can a level 1 sex offender in Rhode Island get a reduction in registration time due to their "new life & achievements"?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Rhode Island on
Answered on Jun 8, 2017

Excellent time to go meet with, consult, and retain an criminal law attorney who may best present your case.
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Q: Ive been trying to get my.landlord to fix a broken widow it does not lock and is the window in my daughters room

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Rhode Island on
Answered on Jun 8, 2017

If you like, you may explore a "repair and deduct" option. This is especially well done when the landlord consents to your offer to repair the problem and deduct it from your rent.
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Q: Penalties for running a tattoo parlor out of your house without license or permits, with a child in the household

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law and Business Law for Rhode Island on
Answered on Jun 8, 2017

Is this in Massachusetts or Rhode Island? Is your relationship with your child's parent so strained that you are both looking for ways to cause each other difficulties?
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Q: we pay for electric,water & sewer but he uses our electric and water for his garage & his company comes to stay there?

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Rhode Island on
Answered on Jun 8, 2017

It sounds like you may need to hire an attorney to assist you with these disputes.
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Q: Is there a Law in Rhode Island against Counselors sexually abusing their clients?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Health Care Law for Rhode Island on
Answered on Jun 8, 2017

Yes, this is strictly prohibited.
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Q: I have cared of my granddaughter since her birth. Her mother lived with us but never cared for her. Her mother moved

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Rhode Island on
Answered on Jun 5, 2017

If she is not willing to consent to allow you to be the guardian of this child, or even if she is, you will do well to enlist the assistance of one of our practicing family court attorneys to assist you.
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Q: How do you get a tenant removed that refuses to vacate the premises?

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Rhode Island on
Answered on Jun 5, 2017

You will need to "take them to court" This is most effectively done with an experienced attorney. Once the eviction is complete, they will help you gain the appropriate papers to effect and execution, from thence, the premises should be yours.
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Q: parental custody

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Rhode Island on
Answered on May 24, 2017

Find those birth certificates and set up a meeting with a family court attorney. This sounds like it shall have to be resolved in Family Court. The police officer was correct. This needs to be resolved in family court.
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Q: in the state of rhode island, the non-custodial parent wants to know my new address. Is it his right to know?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Rhode Island on
Answered on May 22, 2017

Talk to your lawyer if you are unable to find relevant documents in your prior court orders. If there was a protective order issued by the court to impound your address, for example, through a restraining order, you may have the answer you seek.
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Q: My daughter and her father joined a gym. My daughter is a minor. Now the gym is holding her responsible for the balance.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law for Rhode Island on
Answered on May 3, 2017

If they file suit, consider retaining an attorney to pres this defense of incompetency as a minor.
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Q: Can a dog be buried with owner if cremated in Rhode Island and or catholic cemetery.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Rhode Island on
Answered on May 3, 2017

Talk to your priest and funeral director.
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Q: 20 day eviction motion to assign 3/30/17. Trial set 4/11/17 Will tenant have to vacate on 4/19?

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Rhode Island on
Answered on May 3, 2017

If that is what the judge orders, that will be the order of the court. Of course, your attorney will have more specific instructions for you to ensure you don't get caught in some procedural trap for the unwary and untrained.
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