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1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning for Connecticut on
Q: In Connecticut, does a living trust need to be witnessed if it contains real property?

I didn't think so but then I came across this Thompson Reuters doc https://www.cl-law.com/uploads/Revocable-Trusts-Connecticut-w-010-5933.pdf (written by CT lawyers) that says that a revocable trust does need to be witnessed in CT if it "conveys real property (Conn. Gen. Stat. Ann. §... Read more »

Steven Basche
Steven Basche answered on Oct 22, 2021

Very often after a revocable trust is created (or at the same time) the grantor who sets up the trust will transfer his or her house to the trust via a deed. It is unusual, very unusual, for the trust itself to convey real property.

So assuming you follow the procedure of setting up the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Probate for Connecticut on
Q: My father passed away a few weeks ago and did not have a will, He only has about $49,000 in his bank account and owned

Some trucks and don’t know where the titles are.He didn’t really tell use much.What would be the next step?

Steven Basche
Steven Basche answered on Oct 11, 2021

You will need to petition the probate court for what is called intestate administration. That is what the process is called when someone dies without a will. Since his solely owned assets are more than $40,000, you won't be able to file a short form probate (called an affidavit in lieu of... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning and Probate for Connecticut on
Q: My father passed away and didn't have a will.. How can I become executor of his estate so i can close out his account's?
Amanda Gilbert-Largent
Amanda Gilbert-Largent answered on Oct 11, 2021

From the brief facts described, you will need to file an application with the probate court in the state of domicile. There are a few different forms that may need to be filed depending on your circumstances and how the assets were titled. Some assets may have a beneficiary already listed, or may... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Probate for Connecticut on
Q: Hello, I have joint account with my husband and in deed it With survivorship rights, should I go to probate

I also have a car under my husband name

Steven Basche
Steven Basche answered on Oct 4, 2021

You may not need a full probate process, but you will have to submit an estate tax return to show the estate is not taxable. Only estates over $7.1 million are taxable in Connecticut. You may be able to file what is called an affidavit in lieu of administration instead of full probate to transfer... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Connecticut on
Q: Overstay for 28 years. Married to a US citizen since 2016. Can I adjust my status after so long? Is it worth trying?
Kyndra L Mulder
Kyndra L Mulder answered on Oct 4, 2021

Provided you were lawfully admitted into the USA 28 years go you may adjust status through your USC spouse assuming you meet all other requirements.

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1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Connecticut on
Q: Tenant has denied entry for a mortgage inspection. I have provided advanced written notice. What should I do?

I have provided multiple written notices to enter a week in advance. The tenant continuously wants to reschedule. I cannot keep rescheduling with the bank. Not sure what to do at this point.

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Sep 29, 2021

Hire a competent CT attorney to file an eviction action to recover possession.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Tax Law, Traffic Tickets and Admiralty / Maritime for Connecticut on
Q: “Cash price” means the total amount in dollars at which the seller and buyer agreed the seller would transfer unqualifie

“Cash price” means the total amount in dollars at which the seller and buyer agreed the seller would transfer unqualified title to the goods, if the transaction were a cash sale instead of a sale under a retail installment contract.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 23, 2021

A Connecticut attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for five weeks. There didn't appear to be a question, but possibly an outlining of terms or definitions in a contract. You may have resolved the matter by now, but if not, you could reach out to Connecticut attorneys... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Connecticut on
Q: Involved in a MVA & found at fault by officer, but I wasn’t. Have full coverage insurance. Should I obtain lawyer?

I was traveling down i-91 S in the third of four lanes. The car directly in front me, went to merge right into the fourth lane, but came swerving abruptly back into the third lane in front of me. I then swerved left to avoid hitting them, trapping me between the second and third lanes with their... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Aug 28, 2021

A Connecticut attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for four weeks. By now, you may have already made your decision. You could reach out to Connecticut personal injury attorneys to discuss further. It appears to be a difficult case to sort out. It could depend on the evidence... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Small Claims for Connecticut on
Q: I use these products. My hair is loosing thickness fast & falling out! How can I get involved and find out answers
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Aug 19, 2021

A Connecticut attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. You could reach out to law firms that handle product liability cases (product-based injuries). If you're talking about a specific product(s), you could research online whether any firms are handling such cases.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright for Connecticut on
Q: I want to make a Tshirt for sale and my design will include the word XANAX, could I use this word without legal problem?
Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta answered on Aug 18, 2021

Proably not.

Consult with an attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Connecticut on
Q: Mortgage is in my name but my name and boyfriend names on deed. If I sell house is he entitled to any money?
Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Aug 17, 2021

Whatever proceeds you agree to share with him is your decision. But apparently he owns the exact estate that you do, and without his signature, there will be no conveyance. Your paying the Note is irrelevant.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Connecticut on
Q: I am looking at a contract and need to know what this means?

Except to the extent paid in settlement from any applicable insurance policies, and to the extent

permitted by applicable law, each Party agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the other Party,

and its respective affiliates, officers, agents, employees, and permitted successors and... Read more »

Joseph B. LaRocco
Joseph B. LaRocco answered on Aug 17, 2021

This is what is commonnly referred to as a hold harmless and indemnity clause and can be found in most business contracts as well as sales of LLCs, corporations, businesses, and even asset purchase agreements. I also include this type of clause in consulting agreements and independent contractor... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation and Business Law for Connecticut on
Q: Is it possible to hire an Attorney for just a nominee service (NOT a registered agent) for my corporate registration?

Many "publishers" offer to complete corporate registration forms for your new LLC or Corp with whichever state you choose and some offer registered agent service. Some offer an additional step by offering a nominee if you need privacy. Their rates are often double even triple what a... Read more »

Joseph B. LaRocco
Joseph B. LaRocco answered on Jul 29, 2021

Most corporate attorneys can handle this. They may also be found under categories such as "corporate governance" corporate transaction" or "corporate formations" Use Justia and look under those categories.

If the attorney will act as a nominee, there may be an...
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2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy for Connecticut on
Q: I am retired and have a timeshare loan that I can no longer afford. Thought about bankruptcy or just stop paying .

I read they can’t garnish SSI or military retired pay my only income.

W. J. Winterstein Jr.
W. J. Winterstein Jr. answered on Jul 26, 2021

Each state has laws identifying property which is exempt from attachment/garnishment by judgment creditors, and those lists, found in each state's statutes, vary.

The IRS is not bound by those state laws, however.

You can google "Connecticut exempt property", and that...
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1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Connecticut on
Q: I have been in my home for 20 years. A new neighbor has decided to remove stones from a deviding wall. He built a pallet

structure on it. I have asked them to remove it and replace the wall. I am just ignored. What can I do. Vince Cleri

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Jul 26, 2021

You will need a boundary line survey to prove you own all or most of the wall, with the surveyor available as a witness. Then you sue the adjoining owner for trespass, tort damages and possible conversion of the stones. Hopefully you will not need a Boundary Dispute Action. All of this is... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Connecticut on
Q: Hi! I’m 16 and I was wondering if I would win in an emancipation case?

My parents told me I could leave and let me leave the house and I went to my uncles house because that was the only place I could’ve thought of. And I’ve been living here for about 3 to 4 months. I have a job at McDonald’s and I buy my own stuff. My uncle is planning to move somewhere else... Read more »

Linda Ann Subbloie
Linda Ann Subbloie answered on Jul 25, 2021

Go to the probate court in your town and file the papers for emancipation. The clerk will help you but she/he can not give you legal advice. So long as you are managing your own financial affairs (working and paying for your own stuff) you have a chance at getting the court's approval.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Land Use & Zoning and Real Estate Law for Connecticut on
Q: My neighbor built a 10-ft fence wall on their property 8 inches from the border line. I moved into my house 13 years ago

and the fence was already there. I have been maintaining neighbor's 8-in property since then. I recently built a fence that joins my neighbor's fence for my dog. I installed new poles close to the old fence so my fence does not touch my neighbor's. My neighbor is asking me to move my... Read more »

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Jul 16, 2021

The Boundary Line is probably established by Acquiesence. Hire a CT attorney to search both titles and determine the common boundary line of record. Be prepared to defend your title on Acquiesence if he sues you.

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Connecticut on
Q: I I've in ct and got hurt on June 29,2021and I'm still out of work. I have a lumbar displacement in lower back. Case?

They have not returned my calls . I called twice. I going to physical therapy right now that they set up but still in pain.do I have a case?

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Jul 14, 2021

You do not provide enough facts to answer this question, but if you were injured on the job, then you need to consult with a worker's comp attorney in your state. If you were injured due to the negligence or fault of someone else or something in the custody or control of someone else, then... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Connecticut on
Q: Do shareholders have the right to access Board of Directors Meeting Minutes in the State of Connecticut?
Joseph B. LaRocco
Joseph B. LaRocco answered on Jul 13, 2021

According to Connecticut General Statutes Sec. 33-946, shareholders of a Connecticut corporation are entitled to inspect the records of the company, including Board of Directors meeting minutes. If the company is uncooperative with a verbal request, then according to Connecticut State Business... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Connecticut on
Q: If I get civil Summons for a personal injury suit and it says the amount is greater then $15,500,how much more can it be
Bill Beckert
Bill Beckert answered on Jul 6, 2021

$15,000 is an amount that invokes a certain jurisdiction of the Superior Court. There is no limit to what can be recovered, but Courts are always on the look out for excessive or improper awards. Each case is judged on its individual merits.

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