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Neville Bedford

Neville Bedford

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  • Divorce, Family Law
  • Massachusetts, Rhode Island
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Summary

With experience in legal matters ranging from business contracts and licensing to visitation and support obligations, Attorney Bedford gives each client individual and personalize representation to assist in reaching the optimal outcome in every matter. Employing years of experience in combination with proven technology and a compassionate approach to dispute resolution, you will find him through a referral from a satisfied client or somewhere on the Internet where he is a virtual advisor and counselor.

Practice Areas
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
Additional Practice Area
  • Legal Law
Fees
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    Email, telephone, or by appointment.
  • Contingent Fees
    Contingency fees for most personal injury cases
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Massachusetts
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Rhode Island
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U.S. Supreme Court
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United States District Court - District of Rhode Island
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Attorney
The Law Office of Neville J. Bedford
- Current
Education
Roger Williams University
J.D | Law
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Honors: CALI AWARD in Trusts and Estates
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Roger Williams University
B.S (2000) | BS International Business
Honors: Magna Cum Laude
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Awards
The Homeless Legal Clinic Award
Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless
for legal assistance to those who are homeless
Professional Associations
Rhode Island Bar Association
Board of Bar Delegates
- Current
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Sojourner House of Rhode Island
President - Board of Directors
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Activities: Sojourner House, an Advocacy & Resource Center for domestic violence victims in Rhode Island. Our agency serves as a leader assisting victims of domestic violence and their children. Since 1976, we have provided a safe haven for victims to reclaim their lives. Sojourner House offers a comprehensive network of support that helps victims of domestic violence rebuild their lives, piece by piece. The rebuilding process takes place on all levels, and supports our clients' physical and emotional well-being. Our help can begin with emergency support and crisis intervention, if necessary, and can also include providing shelter, counseling, legal advocacy, and addressing any other special needs a victim might have. Additionally, the agency supports the Rhode Island community in domestic violence prevention by offering a variety of educational and awareness programs. http://www.sojournerri.org/
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Same Sex Divorce
WPRI Channel 12
Special Education in Rhode Island - Seclusion and Restraint
Rhode Island Bar Association
Speaking Engagements
Family Law From A to Z Training Class, NBI, Inc., Wyndham Garden Providence
NBI Inc
Family Law From A to Z 9/17/2015 - Providence, RI Full Agenda LEGAL UPDATE - A YEAR IN REVIEW Procedural Rules for Family Law Cases Case Law Update: Family Law DOMA Repeal Application of Recent Cases and Amended Statutes to Your Cases MARRIAGE DISSOLUTION - PROCESS AND PROCEDURE Prenuptial Agreements Annulment Legal Separation Divorce Checklist of Necessary Documents Typical Case Timeline and Basic Steps to Follow Sample Pleadings and Motions: What to Use and When DISCOVERY IN DIVORCE Social Media Tips and Tricks Discovery of Electronic Communications Locating Hidden Assets Model Letters and Motions (with Sample Forms) Discovery Abuses and Remedies CHILD CUSTODY AND VISITATION RIGHTS Petition for Visitation Petition for Custody Motion for a Change of Custody or Visitation Questions of Paternity Termination of Parental Rights The Rights of Grandparents and Other Relatives UCCJEA: Uniform Child Custody and Enforcement Act Checklist of Necessary Documents and Sample Forms FINANCE 101 FOR FAMILY LAW PRACTITIONERS Valuation and Division of Assets (Real Estate, Insurance, Stock Options, Retirement Plans) Tax Ramifications of Divorce Petition for Child Support Child Support Enforcement Options Drafting Clear QDROs - Do's and Don'ts Equitable Distribution when Debts Equal or Exceed Assets Bankruptcy Checklist of Necessary Documents and Sample Forms DRAFTING ENFORCEABLE TERMS IN CONSENT ORDERS AND AGREEMENTS ETHICS Client/Lawyer Relationship Attendance at Client Conferences by Friends or Family of Client Attorneys' Fees Communication With Adverse Party Malpractice Concerns COMMON AND NOT SO COMMON FAMILY LAW ISSUES AND ANSWERS The Emotional Side of Family Law - Strategies for Working With Families and Children Domestic Violence and How to Handle it When it's Part of Your Case Rights of Unmarried Parties - Cohabitation Agreements Representing Gay and Lesbian Parents Immigration Issues in Divorce Juvenile Court Collaborative Law Emancipation of Minors Adoptions Relocation
Certifications
Mediator
CMCRI 2008
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Legal Answers
844 Questions Answered

Q. Should child support increase if my ex is not seeing our daughter on the agreed terms of the court?
A: Child support is calculated according to current guidelines using the combined gross incomes of the parents. Non custodial parents have a right to see their children but they have an obligation to pay child support. I have not seen any case of an increase for child support for reduced parenting time. HOWEVER, if you are incurring day care costs or other necessary expenses for the benefit of your minor child, you may be entitled to some additional consideration. Meet with your attorney to review the guidelines and draft an estimate. If there has been a change in your income, and/or the income of the father, it may be worth a visit to the court to modify the order.
Q. What is reasonable time, when dealing with a landlord and tenant issue
A: Reasonable times may vary. If the pipes have burst, a reasonable time (to have the water turned off) will be far shorter than say, if the hot water was not working. It is difficult to say precisely based on the very limited information given.
Q. Are school bus aides required on school buses for the trasporting of Kindergarten children?
A: yes, see: http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/Statutes/TITLE16/16-21/16-21-1.HTM (b) For transportation provided to children enrolled in grades kindergarten through five (5), school bus monitors, other than the school bus driver, shall be required on all school-bound and home-bound routes. Variances to the requirement for a school bus monitor may be granted by the commissioner of elementary and secondary education if he or she finds that an alternative plan provides substantially equivalent safety for children. For the purposes of this section a "school bus monitor" means any person sixteen (16) years of age or older.
Q. Can i file for custody and a visitation order if i dont know the other parties address?
A: You could, but it may be pointless. Even if the court allows you to give notice by way of (very expensive) advertising, you will still not know where to find your children should the court grant your prayer for placement of the child(ren). An experienced family court attorney will likely have some ideas on how you may go about locating your children. This may involve using law enforcement resources depending on the particular facts of your case.
Q. My brother & his girlfriend have lived in N. Carolina for about 6 yrs. and they have 2 kids. The girlfriend left with
A: A2: Your brother would be well advised to consult with an attorney or two (one in each jurisdiction) to understand how the court handles the jurisdictional issue you present on his behalf. When there is a custody order in the foreign(to RI) jurisdiction, the case will normally be heard there. BUT, if there are exigent or emergency circumstances RI MAY take temporary jurisdiction over the case. The first step would be to address the domestic violence complaint in the RI court. As the event did not take place in RI (I presume) and the "threat" is now many miles away(outside of RI jurisdiction), it will not likely stand a good defense argument (depending on the facts alleged and the credibility of the petitioner). http://lrcvaw.org/laws/riuccjea.pdf summarizes RI's adoption of the Uniform law.
Q. What is the longest a Kindergarten student can ride on a bus to and from school?
A: Depending on the route and the traffic, the ride time will vary.
Q. My brother & his girlfriend have lived in N. Carolina for about 6 yrs. and they have 2 kids. The girlfriend left with
A: Your brother would be well advised to consult with an attorney or two (one in each jurisdiction) to understand how the court handles the jurisdictional issue you present on his behalf. When there is a custody order in the foreign(to RI) jurisdiction, the case will normally be heard there. BUT, if there are exigent or emergency circumstances RI MAY take temporary jurisdiction over the case. The first step would be to address the domestic violence complaint in the RI court. As the event did not take place in RI (I presume) and the "threat" is now many miles away(outside of RI jurisdiction), it will not likely stand a good defense argument (depending on the facts alleged and the credibility of the petitioner). http://lrcvaw.org/laws/riuccjea.pdf summarizes RI's adoption of the Uniform law.
Q. Can i lose custody of my children because I'm dating my cousin
A: It's hard to say on that one fact. For a complete analysis, meet with your attorney and discuss all of the details in private.
Q. I would like to payoff my back child support, do I need to file a motion or is there a protocol?
A: If it is paid through the court - that is the place to make your payment. Otherwise, be sure to pay in a way you can prove you have paid.
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Contact & Map
Law office of Neville Bedford
197 Taunton Ave
Suite 222
East Providence, RI 02914
USA
Telephone: (401) 348-6723
Cell: (401) 378-8454