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.
- 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. I rent month to month. However the landlord sold the house using a short sale. It has not closed yet. Can I request leas
A: Sure, if you like the place. Ask for the new owner's contact information and set up a meeting, call , or discussion regarding whether they are interested in continuing the tenancy and under what terms.
Q. How can we get documents to a Judge to prove our daughter is falsely accusing our son-in-law of abusing his children.
A: Evidence comes in many forms. Documentary evidence is just one type, Encourage your son-in-law to meet with and retain an attorney to explore and discuss the MANY different types of evidence that may be presented to best protect the children and your son-in-law. Without legal training, he will be at a severe disadvantage if he attempts to represent himself.
Q. My bf has a video recording of his son saying what goes on at home with his mother. Can we use a vid recording at court?
A: This sounds like "hearsay within hearsay" evidence. He's is saying that his son said that his mother said... He is best advised to consult with a practicing family court attorney to explore ways that the evidence may be best introduced. Unless you are a practicing attorney, the very best advice you can give him is to hire a professional to help him navigate the procedures and ways of the court and law.
Q. Are you allowed to live on the child support you recieve? If you Also recieve SS for a dependant child on retirement pla
A: Your question ends rather abruptly. . . If by 'live on" you mean expend for necessities like housing, food, and utilities, I should think that is what the "support" is for. Those items are necessary for the well being of the child.
Q. Do I have to pay my full rent if my yard is unusable? The yard was why I chose this park.
A: Review your lease agreement with a practicing attorney. Hopefully, you incorporated the park/yard maintenance as a term of the lease and you will have contractual rights that may be enforced. If not, you may have just learned an important lesson in contracting for important things... get it in writing.
Q. Does a father have a good chance at full custody in RI if all is well on his side?
A: If mother has been just a "little irresponsible", the court may consider joint custody. Many factors must be considered. The first I would suggest is that you retain the best legal advocate/attorney you can to assist you.
Q. WHERES MY RIGHTS?
A: Retain an attorney to assist you as these are very important issues. Comply with DCYF directives prohibiting use of drugs, cooperation with counseling, and visitation. The law is crafted to facilitate reunification if a parent complies and can be rehabilitated in the process. They probably set a one year closure date from the time your court involvement began.
Q. is it ok for a mother to keep a 2 week old baby away from the father while waiting for a court date to set visits
A: Until the court orders visitation, there can be none if the parties are not in agreement. Develop a co-parenting plan for the next 18 years or more.
Q. Summer camp included in child support in RI?
A: This depends on what your court order states. Meet with a family court attorney to review your documents in confidence.
Articles & Publications
Same Sex Divorce
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Special Education in Rhode Island - Seclusion and Restraint
Rhode Island Bar Association