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
B.S / BS International Business (2000)
Honors: Magna Cum Laude
Roger Williams University
J.D / Law
Honors: CALI AWARD in Trusts and Estates
Professional Associations
President - Board of Directors
Sojourner House of Rhode Island
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.
Board of Bar Delegates
Rhode Island Bar Association
- Current
American Association for Justice
- 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.
Associate Member
The Edward P. Gallogly American Inn of Court
- 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.
American Bar Association
- 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.
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
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Legal Answers
453 Questions Answered

Q. Husband was charge domestic this is his 2nd with me. This time i had nothing to do with it was just there. Can i drop it
A: It sounds a bit confusing. Retain an attorney to assist you. Husbands and their girlfriends often encounter friction with the wife. If the charges are against him for assault on his girlfriend, you are not part of that case. If your case has not been disposed where he was charged for domestic assault against you, you may speak with your attorney or the domestic violence victim's advocate. The court is generally very careful about simply "dropping" charges as often the accused abusers are the ones behind this request in furtherance of domain and control. Further, multiple charges of domestic assault do not reflect well on the defendant.
Q. where can i find my child support agents number i have his name but have no idea on where to get his direct number
A: The voice mail system has been referred to as the "labyrinth of despair" on more than one occasion. If you are in the area, stop by the offices at 77 Dorrance St 2nd floor during business hours. If you have an attorney, they may see the CSE officers in the court ion a regular basis. Here is there helpful primer: from: INFORMATION ABOUT THE CHILD SUPPORT VOICE RESPONSE SYSTEM Have a question about your child support? The Child Support Voice Response Information System (458-4400) is available 24 hours per day 7 days a week to help! Rather than wait to speak to a child support representative, you can access the information you need day or night. To access case specific information, you will need your PIN and case number. Your pin and case number were included in the welcome letter you received when your child support case started. If you lost your PIN, you can leave a message on the voice response system and request that the PIN be mailed to you. We cannot tell you the PIN or case number over the phone. How do I use the Child Support Phone System? You must listen to the menu carefully and select the number of the information that meets your needs. Please note: You will not be able to hit 0 to request operator assistance until you have tried to access the information available. To access case specific information, you must enter your PIN and case number to receive the information. You may select to hear the message in English or Spanish. Main Menu For your convenience, below is a list of available menu options: Available Services/ Request an application Press 1 Payment Information Press 2 Case Specific Information Press 3 Direct Deposit/ Kids Card Press 4 Employer Press 5 I V-D Agency (from another state) Press 6 Attorney or Representative from a bank or insurance company Press 7 Office location and hours Press 8 Available Services ( Press 1): If you are interested in receiving child support services, you can press 1 and leave your name, mailing address and phone number and an application will be mailed to you. Note that if you are receiving cash assistance or medical assistance, you do not need to complete an application for child support services - you are required to cooperate with the Office of Child Support as part of those programs.
Q. how do I make my son named my caregiver legally?
A: If he is willing to serve in that capacity, consult with an attorney to assist in preparing the appropriate documents.
Q. I pay child support 98 dollars every week but my employee hold my check for 3 three week now. when will I get my pay?
A: Check with HR. Check with CSE. Consult with an attorney if that does not work for you.
Q. Hi, my husband hired someone a couple of years ago to help with developing a website and purchasing a domain name.
A: Your husband may need to enlist the services of one of our fine attorneys to resolve the situation. Have him dig up the agreements, email, and other relevant information and contact any attorney he chooses.
Q. I got pulled over by a state trooper for tail lights being out but i missed court what can happen?
A: FINES and further penalties. Enlist an attorney to assist you in sorting it out.
Q. I'd like to stop receiving child support for my 16 year old what do I need to do?
A: Meet with an attorney to look over the case and advise you based on the particulars.
Q. how do I make my son named my caregiver legally?
A: Assuming he is willing to serve in this capacity, meet with an attorney to draft the appropriate documents for you.
Q. Can I legally break my lease early?
A: Meet with an attorney to decide if these repairs qualify for "repair and deduct" treatment.
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Neville Bedford, Esq
321 S. Main St.
Heritage Building #500
Providence, RI 02903
Telephone: (401) 348-6723