Rhode Island Questions & Answers

Q: I'm 38 I have 2 little girls 5 & 6 with a married woman who's husband is doing a life sentence for murder

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Rhode Island on
Answered on Dec 10, 2017

Yes you can. But you would have to prove that you are a better option than her and the best lawyer would be able to do just that. Don't hesitate to reach out for a free consultation with an attorney to go over your options.

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Q: Can a person file charges of an accident 3 years later ?

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Rhode Island on
Answered on Dec 9, 2017

Depends on the issue. RI had a 3 year statute.That means before 3 years, not after. For property damage it may be longer. Also for uninsured motorist claims. Why not contact a member of the RI Assn for Justice--they give free consults.
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Q: How do u terminate parental rights to allow for step parent adoption without the other party being involved

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption and Family Law for Rhode Island on
Answered on Dec 5, 2017

It is critically important for you to get the location of the biological father so he can be given notice of your intention to adopt the child. Meet with an attorney fluent in adoption and retain them to assist you.
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Q: How can I appeal the judge's decision before the next hearing? and what would he have to do to sue the social worker?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Appeals / Appellate Law and Legal Malpractice for Rhode Island on
Answered on Dec 5, 2017

Talk to your attorney to get a good analysis/estimate for costs and chances of success.
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Q: rec'd letter stating i need to file a written motion to enter final judgement of my divorce. What form do i use?

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Rhode Island on
Answered on Dec 5, 2017

There are various documents that need to be prepared, filed, and noticed to complete a divorce action.

There are forms available but they do not include all of the information required.

If you cannot afford to engage an attorney to assist you in doing this properly, and you are not successful in preparing the required documents yourself, your divorce will not be final and you will remain legally married. Engaging an attorney to assist you will in avoiding unnecessary stress...
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Q: My mother passed in Rhode Island in Dec. 2016. I have two other sisters, one became the executor.

1 Answer | Asked in Probate for Rhode Island on
Answered on Dec 3, 2017

You've asked this question twice. Please see my previous answer.

-- This answer is offered for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice or create an attorney/client relationship.

I am licensed to practice in Michigan only. Please seek competent local legal help if you feel you need legal advice
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Q: My two sisters inherited my mothers house and my mother bequested

1 Answer | Asked in Probate for Rhode Island on
Answered on Dec 3, 2017

This depends on how the will was written. If the house were given as a specific bequest, then no, probably not. If the money were given as a specific bequest and the house as a 'residual' item, then maybe, but it depends on the nature of the expenses paid.

Bottom line, you need to take all the documentation to a local estate and probate lawyer to review. State law may have an impact on the determination, and the wording is critical. That analysis is beyond the scope of what is possible...
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Q: If my friend gives me their dog and they live in MA and I live in RI must the dog still be quarantined for 5 days?

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Rhode Island on
Answered on Nov 28, 2017

Check with your local town ordinances See Regulations at: http://www.dem.ri.gov/pubs/regs/regs/agric/animimp15.pdf
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Q: Motions for Temporary or Emergency Relief to Prevent Foreclosure

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Rhode Island on
Answered on Nov 28, 2017

Talk to your local attorney to explore options specific to your situation.
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Q: Is it legal for an 11 year old to walk a five-year-old to school nine tenths of a mile alone

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Rhode Island on
Answered on Nov 28, 2017

. . . are they walking down a grassy meadow, or a busy highway?

If DCYF is involved and has an open case, I doubt that this would not go unnoticed.
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Q: I obtained guardianship of my grandchildren in RI after DCF filed a TPR against my daughter now that she is doing better

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Rhode Island on
Answered on Nov 28, 2017

Have her attorney speak with your attorney, and the social worker to figure out what the plan will be.
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Q: I live in Warwick RI and the Law allows us to have up to 3 dogs in our home what can I do if I wanted another dog,,?

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Rhode Island on
Answered on Nov 28, 2017

I would first talk to your landlord as this is an important part of your lease. Then check the municipal codes for your town. https://library.municode.com/ri/warwick
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Q: If one parent has not spoken or seen child for more than few months,can that parent stop other parent from taking child?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Domestic Violence for Rhode Island on
Answered on Nov 28, 2017

That's quite a few questions. Depending on the travel of your case and any orders now in effect, the answers will vary. Meet with a family court attorney in private to go over the documents and evaluate your options.
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Q: My son's catholic middle school has no basketball team program. Can he play for the Town Middle School Team??

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law, Juvenile Law and Municipal Law for Rhode Island on
Answered on Nov 27, 2017

Contact the town and see what they say.
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Q: I live in Rhode Island my wife wants to move out of house and take our 8 year old daughter.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Rhode Island on
Answered on Nov 27, 2017

It sounds like you may benefit from a private meeting with a family court attorney to explore your options.
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Q: Will Rhode Island family court allow me time to get a lawyer? I am disabled and can’t afford one.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Rhode Island on
Answered on Nov 27, 2017

Get on the waiting list with the RIBAR Association Volunteer Lawyer Program.
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Q: A friend of mine would like to change her guardian, who just sold her house and car without asking her. Can she change?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Estate Planning, Family Law and Elder Law for Rhode Island on
Answered on Nov 27, 2017

Your friend would do well to meet with an attorney practicing probate and guardian law.
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Q: My mother in law constantly puts her mitts on things that don't belong to her in an area deemed as a private area.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Rights and Landlord - Tenant for Rhode Island on
Answered on Nov 27, 2017

Your remedies will depend on whether she is a guest or a tenant. If she is a guest, you might ask her to leave if she continues this behavior you find unacceptable. If she is a tenant, you may have to file a formal eviction.
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Q: If there is no legal order, do I need my child's father's permission to take my son on vacation out of state?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Rhode Island on
Answered on Nov 27, 2017

If your child's father is not in agreement, he may petition the family court. Meet with a family court attorney to establish court orders regarding parenting time, custody, and support.
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Q: Can a landlord deny a tenant parking in the property driveway of the rental property?

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Rhode Island on
Answered on Nov 27, 2017

Please elaborate whether parking space was identified or allocated in the lease. If not, then LL cannot object or deny to your parking at the conveniently available space.
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