Rhode Island Questions & Answers

Q: How do you find out if sister left something to her brother if there is no will? We have reason to believe she did.

1 Answer | Asked in Probate for Rhode Island on
Answered on Jan 16, 2019
Neville Bedford's answer
If nephew is the beneficiary of the Husband's will, he will have to file the will in the probate court. Meet with and retain an experienced probate attorney to assist in your quest.

Q: How do I get a copy of a wiil for someone who died in Rhode Island?

1 Answer | Asked in Probate for Rhode Island on
Answered on Jan 16, 2019
Neville Bedford's answer
Stop by the probate court in the town where they passed. If you are staying in Florida, hire an attorney to do that for you.

Q: My ex has filed contempt charges in our child custody. Not sure how to answer

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Rhode Island on
Answered on Jan 16, 2019
Neville Bedford's answer
A lawyer is what you need to assist you. You may qualify for a reduced fee attorney through the bar association, or a no cost attorney through legal services.

Q: my daughter has 3 kids.Their father has avoided being served &DHS will not pursue child supportuntil he is. what to do?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Rhode Island on
Answered on Jan 16, 2019
Neville Bedford's answer
I might suggest you meet with and retain a private attorney to assist IF the father has the ability to pay child support.

Q: Can you get off on good driving policy if you have a car accident on your driving record?

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Rhode Island on
Answered on Jan 16, 2019
Neville Bedford's answer
In the last three years, If you were not at fault, and were not given a citation for the accident, then it is hard to imagine how that could be a prior infraction. If you were at fault, and given a citation, then this is not within the purview of the good driver's statute.

Q: Hi. 11- 5- 16 Assault on a health care provider.still a felony? Also a person over 60 with b/I a felony assault also.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Rhode Island on
Answered on Dec 30, 2018
Thomas Briody's answer
Yes and yes. Both felonies, but there are intent requirements ( knowing and willful, for health care providers, for example).

Q: How does the court decide if a bar is liable for over-serving me drinks before I got into a car accident?

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Rhode Island on
Answered on Dec 30, 2018
Timur Akpinar's answer
You should consult with a Rhode Island attorney as to what is considered and admissible specific to the state. As a general matter, some of the things that courts in such cases could consider include video footage from the establishment, eyewitness testimony, and receipts.

Tim Akpinar

Q: What are the specific elements that must be proven? Can the principal be convicted by aiding and abetting?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Constitutional Law and Legal Malpractice for Rhode Island on
Answered on Dec 24, 2018
Thomas Briody's answer
Depends on the facts. In some circumstances, am aiding and abetting charge would be appropriate. You need to consult with an experienced criminal lawyer.

Q: How do I get my fiancé out of something that shouldn’t have happened and got arrested for domestic

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Rhode Island on
Answered on Dec 23, 2018
Thomas Briody's answer
You (or he) needs an aggressive attorney. If you are the complaining witness, you can cooperate with that attorney and let the prosecutor know that you do not wish to go forward with any charges. Sorry I cannot be more specific, but this question requires more details about the facts. Good luck to you.

Q: who has right of way?

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Rhode Island on
Answered on Dec 14, 2018
Peter Munsing's answer
A lot depends on the positions of the cars and road markings. Most are marked either by signs or pavement markings showing which lane is the through lane and which lane is being shut down, as it were. Traffic on the main lane would have the right of way unless other vehicles were entering that lane in which case it should yield to traffic ahead.

Q: What happens if I decide not to go through with medical treatment that my settlement is supposed to cover?

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Rhode Island on
Answered on Dec 14, 2018
David Tapalian's answer
That's a good question. It could have negative implications for your health. In addition, it could affect your settlement. Furthermore if you wait too long to treat you may never be able to resume treatment.

Q: I am only considering ch 13 due to a second mortgage balloon payment due in early 2021 if I can't refinance

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy for Rhode Island on
Answered on Dec 13, 2018
Timothy Denison's answer
You can do a100% repayment plan over 5 years without incident.

Q: is it illegal to spit on someone or throw an item at them

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Rhode Island on
Answered on Nov 26, 2018
Thomas Briody's answer
Yes. It could be considered an assault. Depending on several factors, either one could be a misdemeanor or a felony.

Q: My 17 year old autistic Son was falsely arrested for carrying a gun. There was no gun

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Rhode Island on
Answered on Oct 23, 2018
Gary Kollin's answer
How do you define good attorney?

Are you a good attorney? Legally, you cannot represent him.

Q: Webmaster of local news website declined to remove an article on my DUI charge. May I work with arresting officers?

2 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI, Employment Discrimination, Copyright and Internet Law for Rhode Island on
Answered on Oct 16, 2018
Daniel P Leavitt's answer
What do you mean when you ask if you may work with arresting officers?

Q: I would like file chapter 7, i do not own any assets, I have considered Chapter 13, can you advise the exacts in 7

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy for Rhode Island on
Answered on Oct 16, 2018
Timothy Denison's answer
Chapter 7 is likely the way to go for you since you have no assets. Chapter 13 is a wage earner repayment plan designed for people who have assets they could not otherwise keep. Contact a local bankruptcy attorney who can guide you through the process.

Q: Apparently my license is suspended for not paying a seatbelt violation ticket. Where would I go to pay this ticket?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Rhode Island on
Answered on Sep 24, 2018
Allison Abilheira's answer
You will have to go to whatever court originally handled the ticket- either the Rhode Island Traffic Tribunal or the Municipal Court for the city/town who issued the ticket. Once you pay the ticket, you will then need to go to the DMV to pay the reinstatement of license fee ($151.50) to clear the suspension.

Q: My ex and I signed an agreement that we would not have an overnight Guest of the opposite sex with our daughter present

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Rhode Island on
Answered on Sep 24, 2018
Neville Bedford's answer
Check with your attorney. If you don't have one, it would be a great idea to meet with one to address custody, support, and visitation with enforceable orders.

Q: Where can I find statutes or cases that support that OK has subject matter jurisdiction over my case?

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Landlord - Tenant for Rhode Island on
Answered on Sep 24, 2018
Neville Bedford's answer
Your best avenue would be to engage an attorney practicing where the case is properly filed. There are myriad resources online for legal information, statutes, and case law along with many law schools that could provide you with the information you seek. However, a practicing attorney should be able to address these issues more quickly that you might, even if you had the time, money, and inclination to attend a law school.

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