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Neville Joseph Bedford

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  • Am I entitled to get my "non-refundable" deposit returned to me? I live in RI

    I sold my home and had a closing date of Sept 15 for which I gave a $1350 holding deposit which was good for 15 days on Aug 14. ( I needed to sign a lease as of Aug 28). I was notified that same night the closing would be delayed until Oct 29 du...

    Neville’s Answer

    Non-refundable may be just like it is, non-refundable. Talk to your closing attorney to see if you cannot be compensated or the delay in the closing as it was beyond your control and not your fault.

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  • What are the civil court's rules for a defendants response to a money owed superior civil court summons?

    Like for example, I was told by the plaintiff's attorney that she will file a motion which states that my answer to the complaint was insufficient because it does not adhere to the court rules. What are the court rules? It is a summons that...

    Neville’s Answer

    There are statutes, court rules, and administrative rules. . . There is a law school that teaches all of them for the low price of about $32,000 per year for three(3) years in Bristol.

    Don't let the price of an attorney fool you. It is counter intuitive but the most highly paid attorneys often resolve cases most expeditiously. So, if you hire a new attorney at at reduced hourly fee do no be surprised when you find you are paying for the hours necessary for them to make the same efforts a more seasoned attorney may deliver.

    If your adversary is represented by an attorney who has completed law school and is admitted to the practice, the best you can do is to ensure that you have equally, or better qualified counsel to represent you. These issues are very important in the log term.

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  • Lease question

    I moved into my apartment on March 1,2015 and signed a 1 year lease. The landlord told me last month that she was selling the house. Last night she came to my apartment and informed me the house has sold and the new owners want my apartment and I ...

    Neville’s Answer

    to re-quote another fine AVVO Answer Attorney:
    Nelson F. Brinckerhoff answered:
    There is a relatively new law RIGL SECTION 34-18-38.2 that deals with this. Please read it or consult an attorney.

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  • Can my boy freand take my car from me if I leave him

    He is on the loan but the car is titled and reg in my name alone can he legally take it from me if I'm the one making payments and pay ins

    Neville’s Answer

    Take the car, let the landlord know you are quitting the lease . if you need to make a safety plan, contact an advocate from one of our fine Domestic Violence Prevention agencies to assist and advise. Stay safe.

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  • As the custodial parent do I have to force visitation if my 9 year old doesn't want to stay with her father?

    have tried for two months to get her to go. Sometimes with success, sometimes not. She hasn't slept overnights at all. She says she is scared of all the yelling. I think he has tried not to and has been patient in not forcing her....until today wh...

    Neville’s Answer

    If you have counselors involved, consider asking them for help in managing the transitions. Being a parent is not easy - co-parenting after divorce is sometimes even more difficult. At 9 years of age, the child is not the final decision maker. If you believe that something is truly inappropriate, and dangerous to the child at the father's home., then discuss preparing a motion to modify custody with your attorney.

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  • Can i legally have my ex pay a debt from our marriage that is under my name?

    At time of vehicle lease my husband was unable to get a loan due to credit issues. i signed for him. upon lease turn in he was fined 3,000 for condition of vehicle. he never paid. we since divorced and i am being threatened with pay attachment e...

    Neville’s Answer

    Meet with an attorney and bring all your divorce documents and the vehicle documents along with documentation of all the threats.

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  • My landlord foreclosed on my apartment. I am handicapped. I am still living here(in apartment). When they come to evict me

    can they throw me right out, or do I have some time to get out!

    Neville’s Answer

    Negotiate with the new owner & If that fails, hire an attorney.

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  • Can a summons (hearing, not fine) be dismissed for incorrect car make on summons?

    I live in Rhode Island, and I received a summons for tint being darker than allowed by law. I'm currently in the process of gathering all the paperwork and evidence in order to attempt to permanently avoid this again in the future due to a medi...

    Neville’s Answer

    If the tint is factory installed, you may be able to get some relief. An attorney is also very helpful in arguing your case.

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  • I have 50% physical and 50% placement. How do I get a judge to drop the child support agreement?

    Shes living with my parents for free.....ive already filed to have her served to come back to court so I can see my children more. Im trying to have them half the month. She can have them the other half. How do I or what should I do or say to con...

    Neville’s Answer

    Reconcile, move in with your parents, and raise the children together.
    Court ordered child support - $0.
    done.

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  • How do I get the judge to drop or reduce my child support?

    I have already been granted 50% physical and 50% placement. I want to see my children more then just on the weekend. I pay child support and cover them on my medical. What do I have to do to be granted my 50 %?

    Neville’s Answer

    Retain an attorney to assist you, they will know the best way to reduce child support.

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