Free Consultation: (401) 348-6723Tap to Call This Lawyer
Neville Bedford

Neville Bedford

The Law Office of Neville J. Bedford
  • Divorce, Family Law
  • Massachusetts, Rhode Island
Badges
Claimed Lawyer ProfileQ&ASocial Media
Summary

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
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Email, telephone, or by appointment.
  • Contingent Fees
    Contingency fees for most personal injury cases
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    email help@401divorce.com to schedule a personal meeting.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Massachusetts
Rhode Island
U.S. Supreme Court
United States District Court - District of Rhode Island
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Attorney
The Law Office of Neville J. Bedford
- Current
Education
Roger Williams University
B.S / BS International Business (2000)
Honors: Magna Cum Laude
Roger Williams University
J.D / Law
-
Honors: CALI AWARD in Trusts and Estates
Awards
The Homeless Legal Clinic Award
Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless
for legal assistance to those who are homeless
Professional Associations
Sojourner House of Rhode Island
President - Board of Directors
Current
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. http://www.sojournerri.org/
Rhode Island Bar Association
Board of Bar Delegates
- Current
American Association for Justice
Member
- Current
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
The Edward P. Gallogly American Inn of Court
Associate Member
- Current
Activities: 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
American Bar Association
Member
- Current
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
Publications
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
NBI Inc
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
Certifications
Mediator
CMCRI 2008
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Legal Answers
611 Questions Answered

Q. For a Rhode Island divorce, is it possible to have a spouse served without using a Sheriff or Constable?
A: You might get by with that and save yourself $45 in constable fees. If you have an attorney assisting you, they will likely have a friendly constable able to effect service in a peaceful manner to meet the court requirements. If the judge is not satisfied with your method, it may add a few more months to your process. Contact an attorney. When the parties are in complete agreement, the time (and fees) can be very reasonable and worthwhile for the peace of mind and assurance it will be done properly to completion. .
Q. My son has been sentenced to ocean tides and his father is asking to not pay support. He still comes home on the weekend
A: Talk to your attorney. With your son in such a difficult position, I am sure you will have found one of our well qualified professionals to assist you.
Q. In Rhode Island my landlord threatens to fine me for things like leaving the gate open or having a grille.
A: Leaving gates open may be a problem of varying severity depending on whether there are pets or livestock in your area. Try to work it out between you, If it becomes UN-tenable, look for another location in which to dwell.
Q. In RI. What do I have to do in order to terminate my tenants mo. to mo. lease, and how much of a notice is required?
A: If they will not willingly vacate, it may be time to file "EVICTION FOR REASON OTHER THAN NONPAYMENT OF RENT" Any one of our friendly attorneys would be well able to assist you in navigating that process.
Q. How can a Laborers Union member get the union to enforce their Collective Bargaining Agreement
A: Perhaps the Judge's cousin is achieving extraordinary results Talk to the steward and find out what's what.
Q. My ex is behind on child support so it was set for federal and state tax offset in Rhode Island since 2014, but I have
A: Check with CSE agent. If that doesn't work out, retain one of the fine family court attorneys to assist you in chasing it down.
Q. Called the police on my boyfriend for kicking down my door. I did not give a statement & do not want him charged.
A: It may be time to find a new boyfriend. . . one without criminal record perhaps. One who respects you and does not need a restraining order. One who does not violate restraining orders and commit vandalism, maybe? If the state prevails, he may find himself a guest of the adult correctional institution for a period of time. Even if he doesn't get any hard time, you may find that he is potentially likely to commit a fourth offense, given the history and pattern evidenced here.
Q. I went to court on April 24, 2017 to modify child support payments. When will I start receiving them?
A: Read the court's order carefully. They will document what transpired. If you have an attorney, ask them to explain what happened in court. If there is an order for garnishment, it generally takes two to three weeks to kick in during which time the NCP is obliged to make payments directly.
Q. My landlord had a past due water bill he said i had to pay my own water bill but it was in his name and they shut it
A: If you can afford to pay it, pay it and deduct the cost from your rent. Check with your landlord first to be sure he is agreeable to this arrangement. If he is not, hire an attorney to assist you in advocating for your rights.
Click here to see all answers
Social Media
Contact & Map
Neville Bedford, Esq
321 South Main St.
Heritage Building #402
Providence, RI 02903
USA
Telephone: (401) 348-6723
Cell: (401) 378-8454