Rhode Island Questions & Answers

Q: what happens now that a person motion for a new trial is denied.

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes for Rhode Island on
Answered on Oct 19, 2017

He should be speaking to his attorney in private to explore next steps and options.
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Q: My husband got arrested on a warrant for child support .its his first time just wandering what will happen at court

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Rhode Island on
Answered on Oct 19, 2017

Hopefully, the state's attorneys have sorted out the matter. It is possible that the warrant may have been for missing a court date. Your husbands best advocate will be a seasoned family court attorney who shall guide and assist in navigating the court and coming to the best resolution.
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Q: My mother has passed away and my father is still living. They have a will. Do we need to contact a lawyer?

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning for Rhode Island on
Answered on Oct 19, 2017

Yes, the property that your mother disposed of in her will may need to be filed in probate court. Consult with an attorney to review the will and your options.
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Q: how to build a case for a restraining order in RI cant afford a lawyer

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence and Family Law for Rhode Island on
Answered on Oct 19, 2017

Work with the advocates at the courthouse. You may qualify for a no cost attorney from legal services. Good Luck.
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Q: I live in a Mobil home park in portsmouth there is a weight limit also 25 pounds. My neighbor has a full german shepard

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Animal / Dog Law for Rhode Island on
Answered on Oct 15, 2017

Dog being out of control has become a nuisance for neighbors. As you explained, my advice is to send a legal notice to management of this park reminding them of their duties who agreed to take care of residents from such nuisance, tranquility of residents and to provide a better place to live in.
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Q: Thank you so much for your time! Is an attorney required or can she file on her own?

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning and Probate for Rhode Island on
Answered on Oct 14, 2017

technically an attorney is rarely required, but (a loaded question) is always a good idea. essential if it is a contested matter.
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Q: My friend's brother was due proceeds from an accident. Does she have to become admin? Proceeds 10k

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning and Probate for Rhode Island on
Answered on Oct 14, 2017

Short answer-yes for all probate assets ( without joint owners or beneficiary designations)
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Q: My daughters father got a lawyer.now wants to drop her. Why do I need to sign a decree?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Rhode Island on
Answered on Oct 5, 2017

You should get your own lawyer. They will be able to explain the nature and impact of any documents you are considering signing.
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Q: I just got a call from my stepmother in R.I who married my father a few days before he died asking me to sign papers ...

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Real Estate Law and Probate for Rhode Island on
Answered on Sep 22, 2017

If your father died without a will, his wife and his children would divide his property among them according to the state's laws of succession. In my state, for example, the wife would take half and his children would split the other half. Thus, in order to sell the property, the wife would have to have the consent of the children. Be careful that what you signed isn't some sort of waiver or assignment of your interests in the property, but merely a consent to sell it and to receive your...
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Q: Is it possible that a older sibling can be power of attorney . But cannot do anything without the others consent

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning and Real Estate Law for Rhode Island on
Answered on Sep 10, 2017

Powers of Attorney are for people who are alive, not for 'an estate' ... something is wrong here either in what is being asked or in your understanding of it.

If what is going on is that someone has petitioned to become executor/personal representative and wants the other siblings (who each have equal rights to act) to 'sign off' and allow one person to handle the tasks, that is common and certainly appropriate under most circumstances, but it MIGHT cause issues if things are not...
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Q: My neighbors who live on the same premises keep feeding my animals without my permission. How can I make them stop?

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Rhode Island on
Answered on Sep 6, 2017

Lock your doors and don't leave the food accessible. Write them a letter informing them that they are not to come onto your property or feed your animals. If they persist, contact the local authorities for a no trespass order.
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Q: My 1 yr old has a led level of 12 our landlord never told us of led in the house do i have a lawsuit

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Rhode Island on
Answered on Sep 6, 2017

It may take an investigation to determine the cause of this condition. Follow your doctor's recommendations to treat the condition and consult with an attorney in private to evaluate the situation further.
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Q: Can I take someone to court because they threw out my things that was at their house after an argument?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Small Claims for Rhode Island on
Answered on Sep 6, 2017

Small claims court is open to everyone. Good luck.
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Q: saw judge to drop a no contact order as the victim - he was very intimidating / he denied my request;can i appeal?

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Rhode Island on
Answered on Sep 6, 2017

To best present your case in the court, a licensed, experienced, practicing attorney is one means to make sure you get the matter properly before the judge.
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Q: What's negative balance mean on child support ?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Rhode Island on
Answered on Sep 6, 2017

It may be an over payment. Some further investigation is appropriate
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Q: My nephew is a recent college grad, job holder and has never been in trouble with the police. He was accused of domestic

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Rhode Island on
Answered on Sep 6, 2017

If he has an attorney, he will be well advised. Part of that advice may include a review of his right to remain silent and not discuss the matter in public, or in any manner that may damage his case. He should consult with his attorney privately to address these concerns.
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Q: Hi, is it possible to press criminal charges for DV against my husband whom I no longer live with, but who

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Rhode Island on
Answered on Sep 6, 2017

Talk to the attorney you retained to assist you with your divorce. If you did not engage an attorney to assist you, you may encounter some challenges navigating the process. The possible criminal case will require a careful investigation to evaluate your evidence and testimony and any possible complications that may arise.
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Q: Signing rights over to family friend temporary

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Rhode Island on
Answered on Sep 6, 2017

Meet with and retain a family court attorney to assist you in making proper arrangements. If DCYF is still open, they may be the ones who presently have legal custody . . . but it is impossible to tell without a thorough review of the case.
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Q: My boyfriend & I have shared custody w his mom in CT. She went to RI & now has full custody without our consent. Help!

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

This sounds like a complicated situation that may be best addressed with the assistance of a qualified family law attorney engaged to assist you.
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Q: If 2 people allege they were assaulted by each other who gets arrested

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Rhode Island on
Answered on Aug 28, 2017

Whomever the police decide to arrest will get arrested. Then the lawyers and Judge will help sort it out.
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