Rhode Island Questions & Answers

Q: My drivers license has been suspended for Child Support.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Rhode Island on
Answered on Feb 16, 2019
Neville Bedford's answer
Quite possibly. Talk to your attorney and also your benefits manager to see if there are any dependency benefits available to help support your child. https://www.va.gov/opa/publications/benefits_book.asp

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Q: What could happen to the person who commits a 31-27-9

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Rhode Island on
Answered on Feb 16, 2019
Neville Bedford's answer
They will be best advised to be talking to their lawyer in private about the surrounding circumstances when the §31-27-9 was taken, by which mode, and under what authority as part of their confidential defense strategy. If the §31-27-9 resulted in evidence of a crime, they could be liable for all of the penalties enumerated for that particular crime.

31-27-9 http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/Statutes/TITLE31/31-27/31-27-2.9.HTM It's only a test.

Q: when I goto traffic court, will the judge be able to see that I have 'used' my good driving record(for speeding) twice?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Rhode Island on
Answered on Feb 16, 2019
Neville Bedford's answer
If it was in Rhode Island, yes. If you are licensed in another state, you may be required to bring a certified current copy of your driving record.

Q: If I'm paying child support in rhode island can I see my kids?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Rhode Island on
Answered on Feb 16, 2019
Neville Bedford's answer
Parenting time is a right, and Child support is a separate obligation. If you have an order from the court granting your request for parenting time, you have the right to. If you have not addressed this issue in the court, now would be a great time to contact a family law attorney to assist you in pressing same.

Q: Curious what the regulations are for “grandfathered” rentals? H2O @160, leaking windows, no bath vents or windows

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Rhode Island on
Answered on Feb 16, 2019
Neville Bedford's answer
Curiosity is a great pastime. Start with the Statutes defining the implied warranty of habitability here in Rhode Island at http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/Statutes/TITLE34/34-18/INDEX.HTM http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/Statutes/TITLE34/34-18/34-18-22.HTM http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/Statutes/TITLE34/34-18/34-18-28.HTM

http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/Statutes/TITLE45/45-24.3/INDEX.HTM

etcetera

Then read some of the cases decided on the topic, and...

Q: what are the regulations and limits to how much a birth mothers expenses can be paid.whats the limit in rhode island st?

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption for Rhode Island on
Answered on Feb 16, 2019
Neville Bedford's answer
See: http://www.dcyf.ri.gov/questions/adoption_questions.php

and http://www.dcyf.ri.gov/adoption.php

Adoption Subsidy Questions should be directed to Lee Sperduti at (401) 528-3484.

Lee.Sperduti@dcyf.ri.gov

Q: hello i have lost an $2200 camera that i rented whats going to happen to me ?

3 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Criminal Law, Products Liability and Small Claims for Rhode Island on
Answered on Feb 13, 2019
Thomas Briody's answer
If you truly lost the item, then you have most likely not committed a crime. However, you are responsible for the loss, and you will have to reimburse the person who loaned you the camera. That means you are most likely going to have to pay the value of the camera back.

Q: What are penalties for 31-26-5, accident resulting in damage to highway fixtures and 31-15-1, leaving lane of travel

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Rhode Island on
Answered on Jan 29, 2019
Neville Bedford's answer
The costs or replacing the damaged fixtures plus what the judge decides, following the statutes, after a hearing. Your own attorney is the best thing you could take with you to court for this type of scenario. (5) Violations of this section are subject to fines enumerated in § 31-41.1-4.

Q: I live in RI and my heat is not working and leaking carbon monoxide and my landlord will not fix it, its been months

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Rhode Island on
Answered on Jan 29, 2019
Neville Bedford's answer
Contact http://www.fairhousingri.org/en/complaint.htm

Q: How do I apply for a homestead estate exemption?

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Rhode Island on
Answered on Jan 29, 2019
Neville Bedford's answer
In Rhode Island, it's automatic. See:

TITLE 9

Courts and Civil Procedure – Procedure Generally

CHAPTER 9-26

Levy and Sale on Execution

SECTION 9-26-4.1

§ 9-26-4.1. Homestead estate exemption.

(a) In addition to the property exempt from attachment as set forth in § 9-26-4, an estate of homestead to the extent of five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000) in the land and buildings, or personal property that the owner uses as a residence,...

Q: We went to court for non payment if rent because the landlord would not fix anything, including mold

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Rhode Island on
Answered on Jan 29, 2019
Neville Bedford's answer
Check with your attorney to ensure your (defense/answer) case was properly filed with the court. If you do not have an attorney, that could be part of the problem.

Q: What are the laws in Rhode Island about heat in a rental property?

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Rhode Island on
Answered on Jan 29, 2019
Neville Bedford's answer
TITLE 34

Property

CHAPTER 34-18

Residential Landlord and Tenant Act

SECTION 34-18-34

§ 34-18-34. Tenant's remedies for landlord's unlawful ouster, exclusion, or diminution of service.

If a landlord unlawfully removes or excludes the tenant from the premises or willfully diminishes services to the tenant by interrupting or causing the interruption of heat, running water, hot water, electric, gas, or other essential service, the tenant may recover...

Q: With the good driving statue I was clocked at 15 over but the ticket was written for only 5 over. Do I qualify

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Rhode Island on
Answered on Jan 29, 2019
Neville Bedford's answer
Yes, bring a copy of your Massachusetts driving record to the hearing so the court can confirm you qualify.

Q: A question about rigl 15.11.1.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Rhode Island on
Answered on Jan 29, 2019
Neville Bedford's answer
http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/Statutes/TITLE15/15-11.1/INDEX.HTM

Compliance is paying regularly. It is often argued in the court that without a license, one is unable to work in order to pay their support obligation.

Q: What is the penalty for conspiracy to theft

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Rhode Island on
Answered on Jan 29, 2019
Neville Bedford's answer
TO theft. . . so many ways to theft. . . here is a link to the general laws to assist in your exploration of same:

http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/Statutes/TITLE11/11-41/INDEX.HTM

Q: Can I move out of state for a job advancement with my 2 children if I have sole legal and physical custody?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Rhode Island on
Answered on Jan 29, 2019
Neville Bedford's answer
Meet with your attorney to review the court orders in your particular case.

Also, you may consider retaining your private attorney to press for the child support you seek.

Q: If a father owes 20 grand in back child support and you hasn’t seen there child in 10 years. Do they have rights

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Rhode Island on
Answered on Jan 28, 2019
Neville Bedford's answer
Most confusing question - - the child? The CP/NCP Parent ? Rights ? Yes, obligations to pay and/or collect those funds continue separately from any other rights either parent may have.

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 and Estate Planning 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.

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