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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.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Connecticut on
Q: Am I liable for any injuries after a sale of a moped in the state of Connecticut

I sold a moped and the moped broke causing injuries to the person riding it

Bill Beckert
Bill Beckert
answered on Jul 18, 2022

it depends on whether you knew the moped had any damages or defects that led to the problem that caused the injury to the rider. It also depends on whether you had a contract where the buyer bought it "as is".

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning for Connecticut on
Q: MY MOM IS DUE TO GET A LARGE INHERITANCE CHECK. IF SHE PASSES AWAY BEFORE SHE RECEIVES IT DOES IT GO TO SISTER OR ME

HER AND HER SISTERS WILL GET THE SAME AMOUNT. I AM HER ONLY CHILD. WE LIVE IN CT

Steven Basche
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Steven Basche
answered on Jul 5, 2022

Probably. Assuming the person from whom your mother will inherit has already died, and it is just a matter of administering the estate of that person, if your mother's will says that her estate goes to you, the money she will inherit will be part of your mother's estate and will pass to... Read more »

4 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy and Foreclosure for Connecticut on
Q: Declaring chapter 7 before foreclosure

My house - supposedly worth around $900,000, will not sell. I have tried for 5 years and am still trying. We stopped paying the mortgage in 2019. i believe they will start the foreclosure soon. We also have $46,000 credit card debt that my husband stopped paying August 2019 in Ct so they have until... Read more »

W. J. Winterstein Jr.
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W. J. Winterstein Jr.
answered on Jun 20, 2022

As it appears you are both eligible for Ch. 7, and desire to do so, make an appointment with a CT bankruptcy lawyer who will answer all your questions.

There is a specific tax code provision pertaining to bankrupts, saying basically if you emerge from bankruptcy without significant assets,...
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1 Answer | Asked in Probate for Connecticut on
Q: If there is a beneficiary on the deceased persons bank account can that beneficiary automatically use money after death

My sister is on my mother's bank account as the beneficiary can she automatically use the money in the account to pay bills after my mother's death without going through probate

Nina Whitehurst
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Nina Whitehurst
answered on Jun 16, 2022

Yes and no. The bank will need to be provided with a death certificate first before they update the name on the account.

2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy for Connecticut on
Q: A question about bankruptcy.

A friend filed for bankruptcy in 2015 because a debtor collector firm filed a lawsuit to foreclose on her home. In which her mortgage had been rescinded in 2005 by her attorney because she had incomplete contract with Ameriquest. So since 2005 by her attorney's advised she stopped making... Read more »

Cristina M. Lipan
Cristina M. Lipan
answered on May 12, 2022

Although the bankruptcy discharge extinguishes the personal liability of a debtor, it does not extinguish an action against the debtor in rem, i.e., the secured creditor’s right to enforce its mortgage lien. As long as the mortgage was valid, the secured claim the lender had against the property... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Estate Planning and Family Law for Connecticut on
Q: Ex husband died in Texas. Divorce was final in CT. Will I receive life insurance payout or will it be revoked?
Peter Christopher Lomtevas
Peter Christopher Lomtevas
answered on May 1, 2022

There is too little information here to determine a answer. We would need to know whether the decedent cancelled his insurance policy or otherwise amended it to exclude the asker as a beneficiary. We also do not know what the divorce judgment says as to whether the decedent had to maintain an... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Employment Law and Education Law for Connecticut on
Q: Do I have a case? 2017 & 2018 both contractual step increase years. I took leave 2017 & returned 2018 & no step awarded

I am aware that the 2017 year leave of absence cost me the right to have a step increase. This was a decision I made willingly when I chose not to return to work that year. However in 2018 I did return to work and I was still denied a step increase they were two steps in two years and I didn’t... Read more »

Rhiannon Herbert
Rhiannon Herbert
answered on Apr 13, 2022

This depends on the specific language in your contract. You should contact a Connecticut contract attorney to review the contract regarding step increases and any potential exceptions to this rule.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Connecticut on
Q: Is it a violation to turn left into the nearest lane( a left turn only lane) while a car passes in the center lane

Car A at stop sign waiting to turn left from lot onto roadway with two oncoming lanes(south) and three right lanes(north) (Closest is left turn only lane). Car B is traveling north in center of three lanes. Car A turn into closest lane as Car B passes. Car B changes into left turn lane colliding... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Apr 9, 2022

A Connecticut attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry about your accident. I hope no one was hurt. The orientation of the cars and an accurate road layout is not fully clear. But in general in most jurisdictions, a vehicle emerging from a lot or... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Connecticut on
Q: If I have proof that I was told she was 18 before we slept together does that not give me any defense atall???
Richard W. Noel
Richard W. Noel
answered on Mar 8, 2022

It's a classic situation where she might have even showed you a fake ID. Doesn't matter unfortunately. Might help with a plea deal though. Speak with your attorney. Good luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Connecticut on
Q: My ex wife just moved bed into her boyfriends apartment. Can I stop paying my alimony without going to court?
Tara C. Dugo
Tara C. Dugo
answered on Mar 7, 2022

No. You would need to file a motion for modification with the court, claiming cohabitation. Assuming you are able to demonstrate that your ex is cohabitating, the court could then issue orders terminating, modifying or suspending alimony (depending on the language of divorce judgment). Stopping... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning for Connecticut on
Q: Can my attorney write my personal injury settlement check to my trust?

I have a 1st-party, irrevocable Special Needs Trust. Recently, my personal injury attorney settled on a case, but he says the American Bar Association prohibits him from making my part of the settlement -not the money owed to his firm or the medical professionals who treated me-- to the trust. I... Read more »

Nina Whitehurst
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Nina Whitehurst
answered on Mar 7, 2022

It sounds like YOU (not your trust) was the plaintiff/injured party in the case. Therefore, YOU are the one settling with the defendant's insurance company. Therefore, the settlement is payable to YOU, not your trust. After you deposit the check, you can then write another check to your... Read more »

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