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Neville Bedford

Neville Bedford
  • Divorce, Family Law
  • Massachusetts, Rhode Island
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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
  • Free Consultation
    Email, telephone, or by appointment.
  • Contingent Fees
    Contingency fees for most personal injury cases
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    email to schedule a personal meeting.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Rhode Island
U.S. Supreme Court
United States District Court - District of Rhode Island
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
The Law Office of Neville J. Bedford
- Current
Roger Williams University
J.D | Law
Honors: CALI AWARD in Trusts and Estates
Roger Williams University
B.S (2000) | BS International Business
Honors: Magna Cum Laude
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
Sojourner House of Rhode Island
President - Board of Directors
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.
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
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
CMCRI 2008
Websites & Blogs
Legal Answers
809 Questions Answered

Q. As the owner of a vehicle that caused an accident while being driven by another insured adult, am I liable?
A: Did you give that other driver permission to drive your vehicle?
Q. What are my rights for getting help to relocate die to my son's father attacking me in my home and as result I have been
A: Work with you advocates at the DV safe house to continue your safety plan. Work with your attorney to establish sole custody to enable you to relocate.
Q. Which Rhode Island court do I petition to unseal documents related to my paternity?
A: Dual citizenship is a special status and probably worth investing with an attorney to assist you. Your chances of success will be much better with a professional advocating on your behalf.
Q. Hi. I'm in the beginning stages of a divorce and have no idea what's going on. I feel I may have missed paperwork.
A: Hire an attorney. If you cannot afford to hire your own attorney, contact the RI Bar association to get on the waiting list for a volunteer attorney. Volunteer Lawyer Program - The Rhode Island Bar Association Volunteer Lawyer Program (VLP), funded through a grant from Rhode Island Legal Services, Inc. and the Rhode Island Bar Foundation, provides pro bono (free) legal services to qualified low-income Rhode Islanders. Participating attorneys provide legal assistance, at no charge. The client’s income must qualify under federally regulated guidelines to receive pro bono assistance, and the case must fall under one of the areas of law handled by the VLP. Clients may be responsible for filing fees, court costs and other out-of-pocket expenses. For information, telephone: (401) 421-7758 or 1-800-339-7758 or by email View flyer with detailed program information. Phone: (800) 339-7758 (401) 421-7758
Q. can a landlord tow my vehicle without notice?
A: If it is not roadworthy, one could argue that it is "debris" or refuse." Probably best for you to get it to an auto body shop where they will be able to allow the insurance company to make their assessment and perform the necessary repairs, should that be the option you choose. Then, you will have a place to put your rental vehicle.
Q. Can I travel on vacation with my daughter without my husbands consent?
A: This question gives rise to so many more questions. Are there court orders to the contrary? Is there a divorce pending in the court? Do you have a lawyer? Have you read the automatic orders of the family court? Why does your husband not consent to his daughter having a vacation with her mother ? Is there a chance that this is not a vacation where he might be able to allege parental kidnapping? Rather than reveal ANY of that information here in a PUBLIC forum, make an appointment to meet with your favorite family lawyer to discuss the ENTIRE situation in confidence.
Q. totaled truck buy back repair myself under ri 31-46 -7 part c then retitle?
A: The title will likely remain a salvage title for the life of the vehicle.
Q. Can someone in Rhode Island buy a bottle of distilled spirit or wine from a rectifier for OFF-PREMISE consumption?
A: Generally, no, as that would be construed as a retail sale, and this statute only provides for wholesale. SEE: TITLE 3 Alcoholic Beverages CHAPTER 3-6 Manufacturing and Wholesale Licenses SECTION 3-6-6 § 3-6-6. Bottling and sale privileges of a rectifier's license. A rectifier's license also authorizes the license holder to bottle distilled spirits and wines without rectifying or blending and authorizes the sale at wholesale at the licensed place by the rectifier of the distilled spirits and wines rectified, blended, warehoused or bottled at his or her licensed plant to another license holder and the transportation and the delivery from the place of sale to the licensed place or to a common carrier for that delivery. It shall not authorize the sale of beverages for consumption on the premises where sold, nor the sale of beverages within this state for delivery outside the state in violation of the law of the place of delivery. History of Section. (P.L. 1933, ch. 2013, § 5; P.L. 1937, ch. 2524, § 1; G.L. 1938, ch. 166, § 1; P.L. 1942, ch. 1212, art. 12, § 4; G.L. 1956, § 3-6-6.)
Q. What is the statute of limitations for sexual harrassment and also sexual harassment in the work place in Rhode island??
A: Time Limits 180 days to file a charge (may be extended by state laws) Federal employees have 45 days to contact an EEO Counselor source: In other words, the worst case scenario might be that you have 180 days from the date when you last endured sexual harassment in which to file a claim. Depending on your state, you may have more time. If you go beyond the time period to file a sexual harassment claim, your claim will be time barred. This means you will no longer be able to recover damages or bring legal action as a result of the sexual harassment. As such, in order to avoid limiting yourself in the future, it's extremely wise to contact a sexual harassment attorney as soon as possible if you suspect that you might have a sexual harassment case on your hands. The attorney with lots of exeprience in sexual harassment suits will be well-versed in the time limitations that apply in your specific jurisdiction. He or she are in the best position to properly advise you regarding your legal options.
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Law office of Neville Bedford
197 Taunton Ave
Suite 222
East Providence, RI 02914
Telephone: (401) 348-6723
Cell: (401) 378-8454