Neville Bedford

Neville Bedford

The Law Office of Neville J. Bedford
  • Divorce, Family Law
  • Massachusetts, Rhode Island
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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
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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
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Legal Answers
524 Questions Answered

Q. If a tenant breaches a lease, may the landlord keep the security deposit?
A: The answer will depend on the type of tenancy (Commercial v Residential). In the former case, the lease will control. Int he latter case, there are specific rules in the landlord tenant statute that must be complied with.
Q. My ex lost custody over drugs, i won sole custody. When is he allowed to try & take me back for visitation?
A: This sounds like a complex mater that will require the assistance of a seasoned family court attorney. Do the best you can for your child, keep good records, and be prepared to present this when the time comes in court.
Q. hello my license is suspended for the unsatisfied judgement act I was wondering Wat I could do to help me straighten out
A: Meet with an attorney. Be prepared to compensate them for the time it will take for them to research your case and advise you.
Q. Ex's wages are garnished amount set has since been promoted is amount automatically increased?
A: Not usually, notify your CSE agent and they will file a motion to modify if appropriate
Q. Do I have any defense if I was pulled over on a private road and charged
A: Possibly. Find the best lawyer you can to go over all the details in private and mount a good defense.
Q. We own a timeshare deed for a very expensive water front property with Wyndham.
A: Caveat emptor ... "maintenance fees into the stratosphere" are not uncommon. There is now an emerging market to resell these "fractional ownership" interest though you will not likely recoup your total investment nor sunk costs. At least you should be able to sell it and stop the maintenance fees cntinuing into the stratosphere
Q. Marrie wit children, dealin with abuse, can i leave state with my children? No emotions in court for custody
A: There are always emotions in court. That is why you should consider engaging a professional to help sort betwixt them and necessary motions that are the best way to get the court to hear your case. If you choose to run away, there is a chance your children's other parent may allege you are kidnapping them. Seek support and assistance from our many fine domestic violence agencies to help you formulate a plan and find support at this difficult time. Many of our local legal counsel are also very experienced with domestic violence issues and remedies. Good Luck!
Q. How do I get a speeding ticket off my record in RI?
A: Hire an attorney to go to court with you to help defend this. That will maximize your chances for a good result. Do not make admissions or statements that may be taken that way here or elsewhere.
Q. Ex brings son to school without service dog. Has lost service dog in the past. Do I have any recourse? Son is epileptic.
A: Consult with your family court attorney to explore potential remedies. This seems like an important medical concern directly related to the best interests of your child.
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Neville Bedford, Esq
321 South Main St.
Heritage Building #402
Providence, RI 02903
USA
Telephone: (401) 348-6723
Cell: (401) 378-8454