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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Gov & Administrative Law and Juvenile Law for Rhode Island on

Q: The court placed a restraining order against my boyfriend and I because we're 17 and 34 but he has committed no crime

Thomas Briody answered on Aug 5, 2019

I don't see a question here. However, you are a minor, and if you are living at home, your parents are going to have a say as to who can come to their house. And while I understand that affairs of the heart can cause people to do and say many things, a judge is going to be very skeptical about a... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Family Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Rhode Island on

Q: Which Rhode Island court do I petition to unseal documents related to my paternity?

I was born outside of marriage, and then my father signed an "affidavit of legitimation" after he married my mother. Per Rhode Island law, this document is sealed and Vital Records will only issue copies of it with a court order. I am applying for recognition of inherited Italian citizenship... Read more »

Neville Bedford answered on Mar 28, 2019

Dual citizenship is a special status and probably worth investing with an attorney to assist you. Your chances of success will be much better with a professional advocating on your behalf.

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Q: So if I’m out of state right now and can’t be able to make it to the hearing what will happen

Neville Bedford answered on May 28, 2018

If you do not appear and are not excused, the court may issue a warrant form the bench. Retain an attorney to assist you.

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Q: Do I need an attorney for a DCF "fair "hearing?

False allegation,alleging physical abuse

Neville Bedford answered on Mar 16, 2016

An attorney would be most helpful on preparing and defending against such allegations. You are free to proceed without one at your own risk.

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