• Automobile Accident Left Hand Turn

      Question: I was driving my boyfriend's car which is currently uninsured, I was at an intersection and had a green light, as I'm making my left turn a driver at another point of the intersection that ...

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    • Auto Accident During U-Turn

      If you are making a safe legal u-turn and car reverses into you through street parking spaces who is at fault? If it was a legal u-turn, and you had established yourself in the other lane, the other ...

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    • I'm Being Sued by Allstate Insurance Company for $15,000

      In all likelihood, your insurance company has denied coverage. Unfortunately, in RI a person can collect on this type of debt for 10 years AND if it goes unpaid they can ask the Division of Motor ...

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    • Does Bankruptcy Undo a Property Auction

      Question: We advertised and listed two of his commercial properties for auction. The auction went though and I now hold the deeds to both. He has now filed for bankruptcy, is the auction valid? ...

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    • Should I File for Bankruptcy? Part 2

      TOP REASONS FOR CONSIDERING BANKRUPTCY If several of the following apply in your situation, you might consider bankruptcy: You are behind on your mortgage payments and your mortgage lender has ...

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    • Unemployed, Received Letter from Lawyer About Wage Garnishment Hearing What Should I Do?

      Essentially you are judgment proof. Social programs (social security, unemployment, workers compensation) can not be attached. Remember the old saying “you can’t get blood from a stone”. However, if ...

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    • How Do I Fight a Non Cancelable Contract?

      A contract keeps changing and I was being overcharging for all types of add on fees. Essentially they lied in the contract and did not disclose the addition fees. Then they used the court system in ...

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    • General Contractor Installed the Wrong Materials. Can I Sue Them or Ask That they Accept Lesser Payment for the Mistake?

      I hired a general contractor to do work around a home I purchased using a 203k streamline loan. I gave them my paint colors, carpet colors, type of toilet I wanted etc. They purchased the incorrect ...

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    • Can't Get Lien of My Credit Report Because Case Still Does Not Have Letter of Dismissal Attached.

      You can retain an attorney to file the appropriate motion with the court requiring that the matter be dismissed. Once, the judge signs the order granting the motion you will be able to provide that to ...

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    • I Hired a Bookkeeper Years Ago to Maintain Our Books, Now We Found out She Was Taking Money.

      Unfortunately we can all be a little to trusting with the wrong people. That doesn’t mean we have to hang for it but we do have to take responsibility. You should contact an attorney to discuss your ...

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    • Possibility of Being Tracked down for Shoplifting?

      Most stores loss prevention departments only store video between one to thee months. He can probably stop worrying but that does not mean he is not in the stores watch list. This is a list of ...

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    • Is There Anyway I Can Get My Case Dismissed?

      Assuming this is a misdemeanor, if you are going to represent yourself your first opportunity to plead your case would be at your pre-trial date. If unsuccessful you have the right to a trial. If she ...

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    • Divorce and Job out of State

      I live in Rhode island and am getting a divorce. My spouse is contesting but i have a job offer in another state. Can i move out of state after i see the judge to establish residency and acknowledge ...

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    • If I Plead to Refusal with the DUI Be Dismissed?

      Every case is different. It will depend on the facts, and who the prosecutor is. Many prosecutors will agree to dismiss the refusal in exchange for a plea in district court, and vice versa. But it is ...

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    • Are Adult Children Ever Held Responsible for Their Parents Nursing Home Bills?

      The RI Supreme Court has stated that one spouse can be held responsible for another spouses medical bills. This is not usually carried over to children, however, some facilities have the children ...

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    • If My Fiance Has Full Custody of His Daughter Can His Mom Keep Her from Him?

      The family court always retains jurisdiction over child custody. If a child is removed from state without permission, the family court can immediately intercede and issue a restraining order. The ...

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    • If I Remarry, What Portion of My Home Is New Spouse Entitled to...?

      This is very common in RI. Most local banks and credit unions pursue these debts vigorously. The limitations period is 10 years. You should contact me for an appointment before they begin litigation.

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    • Can a Child Be Adopted by an Uncle?

      In rhode island is it possible for a child to be adopted by an uncle, grandparent or other male relative when Childs father has never bothered with them in 6 years and never paid a dime. If he gives ...

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    • I Need Legal Help. My Auto Insurance Company Won't Defend Me?

      You should retain a lawyer to represent you. You may possibly have a bad faith claim against your insurance company. If you can not afford an attorney bankruptcy may be an option.

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    • Co-Tenant Problems

      Question: I rent a house in Rhode Island and I let a friend stay for a little over a month. She steals and trashes the place. She's not on the lease and doesn't get mail there. How do I get her out ...

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    • Can I Terminate a Lease Because the Landlord Failed to Provide Running Water on Several Occasions for as Long as 48 Hrs?

      In Rhode Island you should start with a call to the Building Inspector for your community. They will immediately investigate and issue a citation to the Landlord. Once the Landlord has been cited, ...

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    • Bad Neighbor in a Rental Situation - What to Do?

      My neighbor has come on my deck and looked in my condo and has a high powered camera and takes pics towards my condo. This makes my wife and daughter very scared of her and I need to move. Looking for ...

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    • How Do I Get My Name off of and Money out of a Property?

      I purchased a house with my boyfriend for 520k. He put down 80k and I put down 50k. My name is on the mortgage only and both our names are on the deed. I want to break up with him and leave the house ...

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    • Taken Advantage of While Selling Portions of My Structured Settlement. Too Young to Comprehend at Time. Can Anything Be Done?

      If you were under the age of 18 you may have some recourse under state law. If you were an adult, you may be bound to the terms of the agreement. This does not mean that you can not dispute the ...

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    • I Started a Gofundme Page for a Cause I Was Behind. the Money Raised Was Stated to Go Towards a Billboard to Raise Awareness.

      Sounds like you are doing the right thing. When you take money from someone for a cause there is an expectation it will be used for that purpose. Again, it seems you did so just that. But unless you ...

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    • Bad Dentist Problems

      Question: I went to one dentist. She told me that 2 of my teeth need to be either pulled or get crowns. I paid her and she started the process. But I thought something was wrong so I went to another ...

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    • I Have a Hold on Renewing My Ri Drivers License. Currently I Owe $362.01 for the 2008 Season and Apparently Mailed in Extension Requests for 2011 and 2012?

      If the business taxes were sales tax then yes. Sales taxes are always the responsibility of the owner of the company. Options: get the most recent taxes filed so any refunds offset the amount due – ...

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    • Hot Coffee Spilled at Cumberland Farms

      Question: The machine was malfunctioning and pushed our hit water all over my hand not serious burn but bad enough to get a bubbles. Answer: Cumberland Farms should be responsible for your injuries. ...

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    • I Was a Passenger in an Car Crash, but My Attorney Tells Me Not to Give My Health Insurance the Liable Parties.

      Yours is a common complaint when not seeking treatment first with your primary care physician (who knows your body) before getting a referral. If you were caused damage to your arm as a result of the ...

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    • Steps to Closing a Probate Estate?

      Is it required during closing of an estate a signed release waiver of the admin/executor by the beneficiaries? Generally, an estate is closed by the filing of an affidavit by the executor. Attached to ...

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    • Florida Trust Question

      If you create a revocable trust in FL can you transfer a house from RI into that trust and have it be valid? We live in RI but vacation in FL for 4 months. We own a house in each state. We created a ...

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    • Probate and Estate

      I was told I need a letter of administration to access the medical records of my father, deceased 14 years. Courts I’ve called don’t seem to know how to go about it. This is simply for medical reasons ...

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    • Neighbor Zoning Matters

      Question: Is it legal for my neighbor to put a jersey barrier on my driveway at the end to divide property? Answer: RI has a Spite Fence Statute that prohibits on neighbor from installing a fence or ...

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    • Condo Association Not Willing to Pay for Damage?

      The condo association is making me chase them to have my walls replaced from the remediation company cutting them out from the flood in my laundry room. What recourse can I take to have them complete ...

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    • Real Estate

      I just purchased a home. Numerous items within the home have broke (heating system, electric, etc). Can I sue for repairs? I just recently purchased a home. The seller of the property had agreed to ...

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    • Do You Have to Go to Court for an Inspection Sticker Violation?

      If you get your car inspected and go to the hearing, the usual course of action is to dismiss the case. No points on your driving record but you will have to pay court costs. Good luck in the snow.

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    • Do I Have Rights to Unemployment

      Question: On November 1, 2016 I was asked to meet with Security Personnel that handed me a Letter of Intent explaining that my Security Clearance was intended to be denied due to foreign preference ...

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    • Altered Emails at Unemployment Hearing?

      You have the right to a hearing and the right to present your evidence. You also have the right to have a lawyer by your side to dispute what your employer is saying. Unemployment hearings are ...

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    • Workers Compensation

      Question: I spend all day loading and unloading trucks for my job. While I was sweeping a trailer, the truck driver pulled away from the dock and I fell between the trailer and the dock. It was like a ...

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    • Workers Compensation and Scarring?

      I have scaring on my shoulder from shoulder surgery on a workman’s comp case in R.I., can I get compensated for my scar? In RI scarring is considered a separate element of your workers compensation ...

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