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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
817 Questions Answered

Q. What are my rights as a dog owner against false complaints?
A: If upon affirmation in writing, signed by a resident of this town, and after investigation by the animal control officer or a police officer, that officer has cause to believe that an animal, whether licensed or not, is a habitual nuisance by reason of trespassing, howling, barking or making other noise, causing damage to property, being vicious or by its actions potentially vicious or in any other manner causing undue annoyance, the officer shall serve notice upon the owner or keeper of the animal that the nuisance must be abated within a period not to exceed three (3) days after the service of the notice.
Q. Any laws about dogs barking non-stop when owners aren't home but leave windows open so very loud for hours at a time
A: Check your local municipal code for your specific town. The ordinance are generally available online.
Q. Do you guys have a pro Bono divorce service if not do you know of any in the Narragansett or Wakefield county area?
A: Contact Volunteer Lawyer Program Coordinator, John Ellis at (401) 421-7758 or to see if you qualify for Pro Bono representation.
Q. What can a person do if they believe their case was lost due to judge and plaintiff having friendship prior to the case
A: Talk to your attorney if you are want to take an appeal from the judge's decision. If your attorney is not willing to represent you for the appeal, consult with another attorney soonest. There is a limited time to file an appeal.
Q. Is "Newport Wellness" registrable as a service mark? geographically descriptive + generic term for the services.
A: Speak with a trademark attorney. They will explain the impact of the disclaimer to the plain words, the limitation, of the category of trade for which one might register, and other options you may consider to give you more than "thin protection" . They will also explain the national/federal protections afforded by the USPTO protections should you endeavor to expand. The first place to start may be at the RI Secretary of State's office/website to ensure no one else is already using the name you desire in State.
Q. Can a family court in rhode island take away my phone when I'm 13 under the orders of a judge?
A: They are more likely to prohibit you from using it. Speak with your court attorney to have them press your best arguments against such an order.
Q. Charged w/ 2nd off. driving while suspended but I never have been cited or charged w/ a 1st offense..what should I do?
A: Hire an attorney to muster your best defense and force the prosecution to produce their evidence.
Q. What can I do if a search & seizure warrant was returned 22 days after it was executed? In RI should be returned in 14.
A: Your attorney should be able to explain the impact of this
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?
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Contact & Map
Law office of Neville Bedford
197 Taunton Ave
Suite 222
East Providence, RI 02914
Telephone: (401) 348-6723
Cell: (401) 378-8454