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1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury for Connecticut on
Q: Personal injury 2020, went to emergency room, released 6 hours later, no answers, and partial paralyzes 10 days later.
Bill Beckert
Bill Beckert
answered on Jan 12, 2023

There is not much information in your question to assist an attorney in determining whether you have a case. I would say that negligence cases, including medical malpractice claims, generally have a 2 year statute of limitations. You indicate that the incident occurred in 2020. Without knowing... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Connecticut on
Q: I filed I-485 form and it was denied as I didn't file form I-130 as that's what my old lawyer told me to do. Next step?

I am a Canadian citizen married to an American citizen and I came with a B-2 Visa wanted to change my status to permanent residence under marriage but my lawyer told me not to file the I-130 form as I was already in the states and told me just to file the I-485 which was denied on December 6. What... Read more »

Monica E Rottermann
Monica E Rottermann
answered on Jan 9, 2023

In order to obtain a green card or immigrant visa through your U.S. citizen spouse, whether you are in or outside of the United States, you either need an approved I-130 petition or must file the I-130 petition concurrently with the Form I-485. The I-130 petition is to reserve your immigrant visa... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Probate for Connecticut on
Q: Hello I live in Ct & so did my dad when he was passed away,with no will. How do me my mom & sister claim ownership?

To his home he bought in Puerto Rico.

Linda Ann Subbloie
Linda Ann Subbloie
answered on Jan 6, 2023

You have to file a petition to administer the estate without a will with the probate court in the district where he lived.

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3 Answers | Asked in Probate for Connecticut on
Q: Hello I live in Ct & so did my dad when he was passed away,with no will. How do me my mom & sister claim ownership?

To his home he bought in Puerto Rico.

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Gerald Shea
answered on Jan 8, 2023

Your mother, if she was married to your father, would typically file a petition to be appointed as "Administrator" of your father's estate. This is done at the probate court for the town where your father resided at the time of death. A death certificate is required, as well as the... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Connecticut on
Q: Can my ex wifes boyfriend dictate to me terms and conditions on how i contact her regarding our child? I am in Ct.

Basically i was cautioned to proceed carefully, threatening my relationship with my child

Linda Ann Subbloie
Linda Ann Subbloie
answered on Dec 21, 2022

No! The only authority to dictate how you contact your ex is a court order. Does the court order/judgment have any special terms or conditions? If not, then you are free to contact her as needed. It's called "co-parenting."

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant and Personal Injury for Connecticut on
Q: I fell in my public housing and injured after a flood from the apartment above us that was under repair. What can I do

If I file a claim, can the housing authoritie make me leave or raise my rent.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Nov 18, 2022

A Connecticut attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. And if public entities are involved, it's possible there could be notice of claim issues that require prompt filing action. Your best option is probably to reach out to Connecticut personal injury attorneys... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Connecticut on
Q: i have shared custody. Can I make him take the kids an extra day/l and change days? We do 2/2/5. Id need to do 4/3.

I need to make more money in order to take care of the kids - I am a single mom with shared custody. I’m taking a new job. The training will require 5mos where he would need to take them mon-Fri and I could take them Fri-sunday. Then after that I could go back to the 2/2/5 or adjust as needed.... Read more »

Linda Ann Subbloie
Linda Ann Subbloie
answered on Nov 12, 2022

In my opinion, you should think twice about giving him the children for 4.5 days a week with only 2.5 days left for you. Five months is a long time on this schedule and once you do it, if it happens, it may be difficult to get back what you had.

You should get an agreement together with a...
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2 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning, Personal Injury and Probate for Connecticut on
Q: What I have to do to get my settlement money?

I had a malpractice suit against the doctor when I was a minor. Judge reward money for me and because I was a minor my mom had it. My mom has been secretly using my settlement money since I was a minor and still using it. I am an adult, and I am not under guardianship, but mom tells me I can't... Read more »

Bill Beckert
Bill Beckert
answered on Nov 9, 2022

Under CT law, a minor who receives a settlement must have the funds deposited in a restricted account administered by the Probate Court. Your mother cannot withdraw money unless she gets an order approving the withdrawal from the Court. In another words, she would have to apply for permission to... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Connecticut on
Q: If my fiance and I are separating can I get engagement ring back that I'm still paying for
Linda Ann Subbloie
Linda Ann Subbloie
answered on Nov 6, 2022

Yes. In CT the engagement ring is considered a conditional gift. Since the condition of getting married won't be met, then you are entitled to the ring back.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Connecticut on
Q: Hi, I recently moved to Connecticut from Florida. I have an LLC in Florida.

Can I become a resident in Connecticut while having an LLC in Florida? I will be switching my business from FL to CT early next year. Thanks!

Joseph B. LaRocco
Joseph B. LaRocco
answered on Oct 6, 2022

Yes, you can still maintain a FL LLC even after you move to CT. Technically you should convert to a CT LLC or at least file a certificate to business in CT by obtaining a certificate of good standing from FL. You also need to check with the Department of Revenue Services in CT regarding tax issues... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Connecticut on
Q: Can my cousin press criminal charges for busting house window when he gave me permission to be in the house?

I used to stay with my cousin at my late aunt’s house. My stuff is still there. He is executor of my late aunt’s will and his wife, who he hasn’t seen in 2 yrs, lives in their home in CT. Cousin is hospitalized. Wife texted asked me to watch &help with dogs (@ late aunts). Cuz gave lawn... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
answered on Sep 21, 2022

She can try, but it's a matter of who the authorities believe. From what you say, the cousin (who you indicate is executor), gave you permission to stay there, His wife also gave you permission, although arguably revoked the permission (which she probably had no right to do) when she asked... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Products Liability, Health Care Law and Public Benefits for Connecticut on
Q: where can i get more help regarding opioid damages?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 14, 2022

A Connecticut attorney could probably advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. You could look up law firms that handle product liability cases, in particular ones that specialize in pharmaceutical drugs. Firms in this sector often hold themselves out for particular drugs, in terms... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Connecticut on
Q: Couple of questions

I have a couple of questions so I’ve been having a lot of issues with the babies father and his family . I plan on going to court soon but i am wondering what my chances would be in court . On his side of the family his mother has threatened for grandparent rights but has barely seen her... Read more »

Linda Ann Subbloie
Linda Ann Subbloie
answered on Sep 13, 2022

You didn't say what you are going to court for. Is there a custody order in place now and you are trying to modify it or there is no court orders yet and you are going to court for the first time.

Grandparents can not get custody in CT unless they meet very stringent requirements. If...
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1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy, Business Law, Contracts and Real Estate Law for Connecticut on
Q: I’m looking to buy a lease-to-own building for $3MM. My concern is, what if the seller files bankruptcy during my lease?
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Aug 25, 2022

He could reject the lease and get out of it if he files bankruptcy. A mortgage and ownership vested in you is a much safer plan.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Connecticut on
Q: What are my options regarding a car that my ex-husband technically owns but has been promised to me in our divorce?

This is really a two-part question. I found a GPS tracking device on my car, and I think my ex-husband put it there. Technically, he still owns the car, although as part of our divorce settlement, he’s to continue paying off the loan (which is in his name) and then turn the title over to me once... Read more »

Linda Ann Subbloie
Linda Ann Subbloie
answered on Aug 12, 2022

1) No, it's not legal for him to put a tracking device on your car.

2) Yes, you can.

I would file a motion and request an order prohibiting him from tracking you and a request that he be held in contempt for not putting you on the registration.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law and Domestic Violence for Connecticut on
Q: Can I file a complaint against HP for ignoring my request for emergency transfer

I’ve been complaining for a month about my ex-boyfriend who’s soon to be released he has been harassing me before he got incarcerated and I’m afraid he’s going to come back and hurt me or my children

Linda Ann Subbloie
Linda Ann Subbloie
answered on Aug 10, 2022

You need to file a Motion for a Restraining order. Here is the link to the CT Judicial Branch website on restraining orders.

https://www.jud.ct.gov/forms/grouped/family/dcv.htm#TRO

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Connecticut on
Q: I have sole legal/physical custody of my child. Can I relocate to another country with her without modifying agreement?

I have sole custody of my 12 yo daughter. My ex has visitation on Sun. and 2 nights a week for dinner. Other visitation to be agreed upon. He has not followed the schedule once in 8 years. My daughter has not seen her father since Feb. nor had a phone call from him in several months. I am recently... Read more »

Linda Ann Subbloie
Linda Ann Subbloie
answered on Aug 8, 2022

You really should file a motion with the court and have him served. He may not even show up for the hearing and the court will probably grant your request based upon the facts as you have stated. Technically, you would be in violation of the order for visitation if you moved without a court order,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning and Family Law for Connecticut on
Q: I have been living with my boy friend for over 15 years. Not engaged but may be soon what am i entitled to if he dies?
Linda Ann Subbloie
Linda Ann Subbloie
answered on Jul 28, 2022

He would have to:

1. Put you in his will as a beneficiary and specify what you get- as specific bequests or his entire estate;

2. Put you on one or more financial accounts as a joint owner or as a beneficiary;

3. You would have to be on the deed to real estate as joint...
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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Employment Law for Connecticut on
Q: Can a Qualified Domestic Relations Order be revoked 20 years later?

My father has a Qualified Domestic Relations Order and ever since retiring he's been forced to pay a percentage of his pension to his ex wife. The ex wife has a much better life than my dad now and we're in need of the money more than she is. IS there anything that can be done?

Linda Ann Subbloie
Linda Ann Subbloie
answered on Jul 27, 2022

The division of a pension is an asset distribution. Asset distributions are not modifiable.

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