About Neville BedfordWith 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.
- Child Support
- Consumer Law
- Domestic Violence
- Family Law
- Intellectual Property
- Juvenile Law
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
|U.S. Supreme Court|
|United States District Court - District of Rhode Island|
|Mediatiator (CMCRI 2008 )|
|Attorney, The Law Office of Neville J. Bedford|
|Roger Williams University||B.S||International Business|
|Honors: Magna Cum Laude|
|Roger Williams University||J.D||Law|
|Honors: CALI AWARD in Trusts and Estates|
|Associate Member||The Edward P. Gallogly American Inn of Court||2004-Current|
|Details: American Inns of Court (AIC) are designed to improve the skills, professionalism and ethics of the bench and bar. An American Inn of Court is an amalgam of judges, lawyers, and in some cases, law professors and law students. Each Inn meets approximately once a month both to "break bread" and to hold programs and discussions on matters of ethics, skills and professionalism. Looking for a new way to help lawyers and judges rise to higher levels of excellence, professionalism, and ethical awareness, the American Inns of Court adopted the traditional English model of legal apprenticeship and modified it to fit the particular needs of the American legal system. American Inns of Court help lawyers to become more effective advocates and counselors with a keener ethical awareness. Members learn side-by-side with the most experienced judges and attorneys in their community. An American Inn of Court is not a fraternal order, a social club, a course in continuing legal education, a lecture series, an apprenticeship system, or an adjunct of a law school's program. While an AIC partakes of some of each of these concepts, it is quite different in aim, scope, and effect. American Inns of Court actively involve more than 25,000 state, federal and administrative law judges, attorneys, legal scholars and law students. Membership is composed of the following categories: Masters of the Bench;judges, experienced lawyers, and law professors; Barristers; lawyers with some experience who do not meet the minimum requirements for Masters; Associates; lawyers who do not meet the minimum requirement for Barristers; and Pupils; law students. The suggested number of active members in an Inn is around 80. Most Inns concentrate on issues surrounding civil and criminal litigation practice, and include attorneys from a number of specialties. However, there are several Inns that specialize in criminal practice, federal litigation, tax law, administrative law, white-collar crime, bankruptcy, intellectual property, family law, or employment and labor law. The membership is divided into pupillage teams, with each team consisting of a few members from each membership category. Each pupillage team conducts one program for the Inn each year. Pupillage team members get together informally outside of monthly Inn meetings in groups of two or more. This allows the less-experienced attorneys to become more effective advocates and counselors by learning from the more-experienced attorneys and judges. In addition, each less-experienced member is assigned to a more-experienced attorney or judge who acts as a mentor and encourages conversations about the practice of law. http://www.innsofcourt.org/Default.aspx|
|President - Board of Directors||Sojourner House of Rhode Island|
|Details: 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/|
|Board of Bar Delegates, Rhode Island Bar Association|
|Member, American Association for Justice|
|Activities: For 65 years, the American Association for Justice, also known as the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA®), has supported plaintiff trial lawyers—as the collective voice of the trial bar on Capitol Hill and in courthouses across the nation and by providing exclusive services designed for trial lawyers. Get connected to the resources that thousands of trial lawyers use to be successful and grow their practices. http://www.justice.org|
|Member, American Bar Association|
|Activities: Advancing Lawyers and Law As the national organization of the legal profession, we welcome all lawyers and others interested in shaping the world of law. http://www.americanbar.org|
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Q: I am being sued in RI small claims court for something I purchased through paypal from an RI seller & never received
A: You might consider hiring an attorney to represent and assist you - it could cost less than the trip.
Q: Can child support continue to charge me with intrest after losing job and filing a motion in court.
A: When your motion is heard be sure to ask the court to suspend the interest until you get back to work. That 12% statutory interest adds up fast.
Q: Why am i getting served to go to court with kid fathers girlfriend for child support instead of with him?
A: Computers may be perfect ... but the people operating them oft are not. Get in touch with your case worker and see if you can't get it straightened out... unless new girlfriend has already agreed to pay.
Q: What if i don't want child support because he is unemployed and has no money?
A: You may also be asked to forgo all state benefits - including health insurance for your child. Sometimes when the state collects child support, they are attempting to recover from the father for benefits (we) they have already given to the child. Alternatively, if you reconcile and he moves in with you, the state may adjust the obligation accordingly.
Q: RI court has order my husband to pay child support for a child that is not his can we go back and fight the case
A: Sure, fighting is always an option. Sadly, the outcome is not guaranteed and the process has costs in terms of opportunities lost, tangible and otherwise. Only he can fight his case as it is unlikely the child has been adjudicated as yours. If he admitted paternity at any time prior during the case, it may be most difficult to overcome or reverse his prior,likely sworn, testimony.
Q: My daughter is twenty two; her father paid the remaining child support and the state is holding a part of it. Now what?
A: Talk to the state yet ?
Q: I need proof that my child support obligation is fullfilled. The court has only provided me with a wage termination.
A: Ceasing garnishment implies your obligation is satisfied. Any local attorney should be able to assist you with that. It is a fairly simple document to get.
Q: RI cannot find the father to even serve him with paternity papers. Constable can't find him. What do I do?
A: Help them find them. You are most likely to know people who know where he is(family, friends, etc). The alternatives are to employ a private investigator or pay for advertising - which can be quite costly.
Q: If my ex is living in RI with my child and I move to MA and work in MA do the payments I make end According to RI law?
A: If the divorce was heard in Rhode Island, Rhode Island law will continue to control. So, in short, likely yes.
Articles & Publications
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Special Education in Rhode Island - Seclusion and Restraint
Rhode Island Bar Association