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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Elder Law for Rhode Island on

Q: My attorney has ignored my emails,phone calls, even 2 certified letters for 2 yrs now. 6+ yr case, what do I do?

I expressed if he did not want to handle this case to surrender with no pay so I can hire another attorney in 2 certified letters sent to both his locations and he never responded. I gave him no money and he quoted when I hired him “ if I don’t win this case, you pay me nothing” he passed on... Read more »

T. J. Jesky answered on Sep 8, 2018

My gosh, do you need to be hit by lightning first? Do you think if you wait another year, this attorney will wake-up and call you? It does not sound that you signed an engagement letter with this attorney. To determine if you have a malpractice case against this attorney, would depend on the... Read more »

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

Q: A friend of mine would like to change her guardian, who just sold her house and car without asking her. Can she change?

My friend feels financially exploited by her daughter, who is also her legal guardian. This daughter sold my friend's house and car without asking her permission or discussing it with her in any way. She also had her committed to a mental health hospital, but the hospital released her after a few... Read more »

Neville Bedford answered on Nov 27, 2017

Your friend would do well to meet with an attorney practicing probate and guardian law.

1 Answer | Asked in Elder Law and Real Estate Law for Rhode Island on

Q: With A Reverse Mortgage, does the" home owner/ occupant " have the right to re-purchase or sell the home?

Neville Bedford answered on May 3, 2017

They should read that contract they signed to get the money.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Elder Law and Estate Planning for Rhode Island on

Q: What do I have to do to get a legal document stating my son is my caregiver we do not want yo get paid for it

I am legally blind I have been over ,20 years my son transports me everywhere reads my mail writes my bills he is 22 had always lived with me helping me he works

Neville Bedford answered on Oct 6, 2016

Meet with an attorney to create documents necessary for your son to act on your behalf.

1 Answer | Asked in Elder Law for Rhode Island on

Q: is there a title 36 in rhode island, for a mentally ill adult for evaluation ordered by the courts?

Neville Bedford answered on Feb 10, 2016

There are many rules in the various courts for addressing evaluations. Title 36 Parks, Forests, and Public Property can't be what you are referring to. Are you referring to the federal court rule 35? https://www.law.cornell.edu/rules/frcp/rule_35 that makes more sense.

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