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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
799 Questions Answered

Q. I in herited a home with a lien on the property for my father from not paying sales tax to ri division of taxation .
A: Talk with the attorney handing the probate case.
Q. hello i have a question regarding a case .child molestation case
A: It is probably best to address that in private with your attorney.
Q. Does a landlord in RI have to supply hot water to their tenants
A: Yes, in reasonable amounts. See:
Q. My daughter is going to be turning 5 years old her father finally stepped up to the plate he gets SSDI benefits
A: Happy birthday to your daughter. Here is some info
Q. Are tenants required to pay the rent until the end of their lease?
A: Review the lease agreement, you prepared with the help of your attorney, to discern if it is worth investing in the necessary litigation to force them to fulfill their contractual obligations. If you have found a successor tenant, be sure to use a written lease, and let your attorney know that the unit is now occupied.
Q. My drivers license has been suspended for Child Support.
A: Quite possibly. Talk to your attorney and also your benefits manager to see if there are any dependency benefits available to help support your child. Armed Forces Legal Services Project The Rhode Island Bar Association United States Armed Forces Legal Services Project is specifically designed to provide those serving in the military and their families with legal assistance. Coordinated with the Attorney-Advisor at the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, volunteer attorneys directly represent military personnel by accepting civil law cases including family law, probate issues, landlord/tenant, real estate, contracts, consumer, bankruptcy, collections, employment, immigration/naturalization, and income tax. For additional information on this project, contact the Lawyer Referral Service at: (401) 421-7799 or by email
Q. What could happen to the person who commits a 31-27-9
A: They will be best advised to be talking to their lawyer in private about the surrounding circumstances when the §31-27-9 was taken, by which mode, and under what authority as part of their confidential defense strategy. If the §31-27-9 resulted in evidence of a crime, they could be liable for all of the penalties enumerated for that particular crime. 31-27-9 It's only a test.
Q. when I goto traffic court, will the judge be able to see that I have 'used' my good driving record(for speeding) twice?
A: If it was in Rhode Island, yes. If you are licensed in another state, you may be required to bring a certified current copy of your driving record.
Q. If I'm paying child support in rhode island can I see my kids?
A: Parenting time is a right, and Child support is a separate obligation. If you have an order from the court granting your request for parenting time, you have the right to. If you have not addressed this issue in the court, now would be a great time to contact a family law attorney to assist you in pressing same.
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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