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.
Directory Practice Areas
- Consumer Law
- Domestic Violence
- Family Law
- Intellectual Property
- Juvenile Law
Additional Practice Areas
- Child Support
- Contingent Fees
- Free Consultation
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: Ex has remarried, can new spouse's income be included in child support rate?
A: Generally, no. However, there are some exceptions. Meet with a family court attorney to discuss your particular situation to fully evaluate the matter.
Q: My child mother willing to take me off child support. And we are working things out. And I'm will to help her.
A: Excellent. It is always nice to hear that parents are working out their co-parenting arrangements. Once you have filed your motion (assuming the state child support attorneys and the Judge approve), you should be all set and be able to file an order reflecting that all of the interested parties have come to an agreement. Of course, you will need to have good reasons to deviate from the prescribed minimum guidelines for support.
Q: How do i find out if there is a wage garnishment on my wages
A: Look at your pay stub.
Q: Can my kids mother request my child support debt to erase?
A: Your question does not provide enough information. If you owe child support to her and/or the state, she is not able to waive any amounts owed to the state for insurance welfare benefits etc.
Q: My bf was arrested for a simple assault and domestic disorderly against me, I don't want to pursue case, what do I do
A: Make sure you are absolutely sure it is not another form of abuse that has somehow convinced you that the criminal charges are the result of a simple misunderstanding and be safe.
Q: IF BOTH PARTIES SIGN AND NOTARIZED A MODIFICATION FOR CHILD SUPPORT DOESN'T IT HAVE TO BE FILED IN COURT TO TAKE AFFECT
A: That depends on what the required Css-1 form specified as far as bookkeeping - garnishment, or private agreement. Meet with a family court attorney to clarify what the status of the case is with the court. If you make a modification and is is done improperly,it could have negative consequesnces.
Q: The State of Rhode Island has kept my Child Support for 33 years for arrears how do I get my back money due to me.
A: From your question, it is unclear whether you are owed, or you owe, child support. Meet with a family court attorney to assist you in resolving the matter.
Q: Want to know what steps I should take to relocate to NJ from RI. Do I HAVE to go through the court?
A: Meet with a family court attorney to go over your divorce documents and assist you to make sure you proceed correctly. Even if the father is in agreement now, it may be a good idea to record that agreement with the court.
Q: I have a court order to pay child support but I want a paternity test since grandmother told me I'm not biological dad
A: Meet with a family court attorney to discuss options. An independent DNA is costly but may give you the answer you seek.
Articles & Publications
Same Sex Divorce
WPRI Channel 12
Special Education in Rhode Island - Seclusion and Restraint
Rhode Island Bar Association