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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Connecticut on
Q: Im being harrased by my apt complex management/staff due to my criminal record, Have proof & police report. What do i do
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Joseph Maya answered on Feb 26, 2021

I am sorry to hear about your situation with your apartment's staff. To fully address your legal questions and what steps you can take, you will probably need to hire an attorney licensed to practice in Connecticut. I wish you the best of luck in the resolution of your situation.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Connecticut on
Q: What do I need from my grandchildren's parents to legally take care of my grandchildren? Can it be signed by one parent?
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Joseph Maya answered on Feb 26, 2021

You present an interesting legal question. You will probably need to hire an attorney licensed to practice in Connecticut to fully address your situation with your grandchildren. I wish you the best of luck in the resolution of your issue.

1 Answer | Asked in Probate for Connecticut on
Q: Husband passed away & has a business. Credit cards are in his name only & the house is only in mine. Do I have to pay

He had no real assets, work cars in his name but no $$ is owed on them. Do I have to pay his business CC?

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Joseph Maya answered on Feb 19, 2021

I am sorry for your loss. You will probably need to hire an attorney to fully address your legal questions. I wish you the best of luck in the resolution of your questions.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Connecticut on
Q: In CT is it legal to record your son on your phone/camera when they are threatening yourself or other family members?
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Joseph Maya answered on Feb 19, 2021

I am sorry to hear about your situation. You will probably need to hire an attorney licensed to practice in Connecticut to fully address your question. I wish you the best of luck in the resolution of your situation.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant and Probate for Connecticut on
Q: No will. Step daughter started collecting rent for months before probate has started from step fathers rental property.

She refuses to disclose any information about payments she's been collecting with no right and we are just about to start probate in CT as Florida had to be started first. I am the decendents daughter and will be seeking Administrator responsibility as I am in florida now. Will she be facing... Read more »

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Joseph Maya answered on Feb 19, 2021

I am sorry to hear about your situation and am sorry for your loss. To fully address your legal questions, you will probably need to hire an attorney licensed to practice in Connecticut. I wish you the best of luck in the resolution of your situation.

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law, Civil Rights and Libel & Slander for Connecticut on
Q: Do I have any legal standing with both the city official and my job?

I was just insulted and belittled by a city official regarding a building I manage. The city official used profanity and said no one here even speaks inglish and continued to yell and when I asked for his name he got 3inches from my face and was yelling at me with over a dozen workers present that... Read more »

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Joseph Maya answered on Feb 19, 2021

I am sorry to hear about your situation with your former employer. You will probably need to hire an attorney licensed to practice in Connecticut to fully address your legal questions. I wish you the best of luck in the resolution of your situation.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Connecticut on
Q: My husband won full sole custodyin Connecticut Orange County cops told him he can pick up his child he went to florid

He went home alone I’m lost to why no one is helping has been 7 months the mom skipped town no communication with child but we need help how to get her back now from Florida we don’t know how laws work out there we from Connecticut

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Joseph Maya answered on Feb 15, 2021

I am sorry to hear about your situation. You will probably need to hire an attorney licensed to practice in Connecticut to properly address your legal issue. I wish you the best of luck in the resolution of your situation.

1 Answer | Asked in Legal Malpractice, Personal Injury and Family Law for Connecticut on
Q: My therapist was found guilty how do I go about compensation for pain and suffering? How 2 get his insurance?

Ga Board of licensed counselor... Found him guilty. We have a baby that he has custody of. He lies in court while we were in court for the children, cause I relapsed after his therapy. No one would listen to me when I tried to tell them. Now he is on probation etc. Do I start a civil law suit?... Read more »

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Joseph Maya answered on Feb 15, 2021

I am sorry to hear about your situation. To fully address your legal issue, you will probably need to hire an attorney licensed to practice in Connecticut. I wish you the best of luck in the resolution of your situation.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Connecticut on
Q: Can I still collect for unemployment benefits if I got denied for a period time?

Legal question. I was collecting unemployment from March to July. Then I found a seasonal summer job (for 5 weeks) but I quit because of covid restrictions that my Resident state CT put on my Employer’s state RI in August. The appeal referee found me that I left the job for personal reasons and... Read more »

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Joseph Maya answered on Feb 15, 2021

I am sorry to hear about your situation. You will probably need to hire an attorney licensed to practice in Connecticut to fully address your legal questions. I wish you the best of luck in the resolution of your situation.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Connecticut on
Q: If someone gave me permission to use their debit card and now he canceled it could he press charges on me

He got a new card and recently gave me permission to use that one too and now he canceled that one to and says he gonna put me in jail he's given me his debit card number twice and allowed me to use it so basically it's his word against mine but I've been to the ATM with his card... Read more »

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Joseph Maya answered on Feb 8, 2021

I am sorry to hear about your situation. You will probably need to hire an attorney licensed to practice in Connecticut to properly address your legal issue. I wish you the best of luck in the resolution of your situation.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Connecticut on
Q: Can an exempt employee have PTO withdrawn from their bank for 20 minutes?

My working hours are 8-at least 4:30 with 30 minutes for lunch. I was running late one day and informed my employer, who told me that I was to use PTO for the 20 minutes I was late. I was still going to work a full 8 hours for the day and more than 40 hours for the week.

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Joseph Maya answered on Feb 8, 2021

I am sorry to hear about your situation. You will probably need to hire an attorney licensed to practice in Connecticut to properly address your question. I wish you the best of luck in the resolution of your situation.

2 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning and Probate for Connecticut on
Q: Can a 401k and HSA distribution be added to a general estate bank account if there are no beneficiaries assigned?

My brother passed away last year and did not have a will. The case is currently in CT probate court. There is a surviving brother and myself, no spouse, parents or children. I am also the administrator for his probate case. Can a 401K and HSA distribution be added to the established estate bank... Read more »

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Joseph Maya answered on Feb 8, 2021

I am sorry for your loss. To fully address your legal question, you will probably need to hire an attorney licensed to practice in Connecticut. I wish you the best of luck in the resolution of your situation.

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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Family Law and Child Custody for Connecticut on
Q: So I was recently hospitalized for not being on my medicine and they said I was unsafe around my kids without it..

So, what happens if I want another kid and I have to go off my meds?? the probate court said I have to be seeking treatment and I live in CT and I want another kid someday and that's like them telling me I can't have another baby. I am schizophrenic and have a mental illness but... Read more »

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Joseph Maya answered on Jul 1, 2020

Generally, a patient’s physician would advise as to what medications a patient may need, in addition to the appropriate dosage etc. To the extent a patient has a health condition, including pregnancy, that may be negatively impacted by the use of a medication, a physician may make a... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning and Elder Law for Connecticut on
Q: Brother placing mother in AL facility beyond her means and plans to draw down limited assets.

My brother just received POA for my 82 year old mother. We have searched for an assisted living facility and found one that will cater to her needs and income (approx $3,000 per month). He unilaterally decided to place her in a more expensive facility ($4,300 per month) and draw down on her assets... Read more »

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Joseph Maya answered on Jun 23, 2020

POWER OF ATTORNEY IN CONNECTICUT

Generally speaking, Powers of Attorney (POAs) in Connecticut assign decision-making authority typically performed by the principal, to one or more agents. The scope of this authority may be limited or broad and one or more agents may be given such authority....
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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Divorce for Connecticut on
Q: What are the guidelines for secondary education and the contribution by each parent in a divorced household in CT?

If the tuition bill is 30k - is the level of contribution based on income levels? Or is just split 50/50?

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Joseph Maya answered on Jun 3, 2020

In Connecticut, educational support orders are governed by Connecticut General Statutes §46b-56c, which authorizes the courts to enter orders defining how parents will handle “necessary educational expenses” which include application costs, registration costs, room, board, dues, tuition, and... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning for Connecticut on
Q: Can I get info on what the admin. is doing with my brothers estate? Can I find out his assets?

How do I find out what my brother's assests are and what the administrator is doing/has done? He died unexpectedly, had no will and told no one what he might want. He was employed, had at least one life insurance policy (my mom is the beneficiary), a vehicle, and bank accounts.... Read more »

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Joseph Maya answered on Jun 2, 2020

When a person who owns property dies in the state of Connecticut, the Probate Court facilitates and oversees the distribution of the property. If the decedent dies without a Will in place, often a family member or friend is appointed to settle the affairs of the estate. A part of the duties of... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Probate for Connecticut on
Q: how does one apply to get to be a executor of the estate of their spouse so that they can get bank accounts in

decease spouses name

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Joseph Maya answered on Jun 1, 2020

In Connecticut, if bank accounts are held in joint name with the right of survivorship, they generally become the property of the surviving title holder upon the death of the other party. While the accounts often must be disclosed to the probate court, ownership will generally pass automatically... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Connecticut on
Q: What is the procedure for a 10-month temporary guardianship of a 17-year-old in CT?

My 17-year-old son was living with his father in RI, but he has recently passed away. My son does not want to move to Virginia where I live. There is a family friend who lives in Woodstock CT that my son wants to live with since he knows them very well. Can we sign a notarized letter stating they... Read more »

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Joseph Maya answered on May 21, 2020

Any parent or guardian of the person of a minor may apply to the Probate Court for the district in which the minor resides, is domiciled, or is located at the time of the filing of the petition for the appointment of a temporary guardian of the person to serve for no longer than one year if the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Employment Discrimination for Connecticut on
Q: Cancelled cancer surgery due to Covid 19, shortly after laid off, now surgery is no longer covered?

Legal question. My father in-law was terminated from employment on April 17th due to Covid (or discrimination that he has cancer). He was diagnosed with prostrate cancer in the fall of 2019 and scheduled surgery on March 23 that was canceled due to covid and re-scheduled to June 12th. He is now... Read more »

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Joseph Maya answered on Apr 24, 2020

Employees in Connecticut are generally considered at-will employees, which means that either the employer or employee may terminate the employment relationship at any time for any reason or no reason. Absent a contractual or legal prohibition (i.e. a discriminatory purpose), including a collective... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Connecticut on
Q: I'm being fasley accused by minor

Said minor came clean afther lieing to three different people that I had touched her to her School to cops to family dcf keep continuing their investigation my name has yet to be cleared even tho said minor has come clean stating that I never touched her and that she lied

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Joseph Maya answered on Apr 21, 2020

A charge of sexual molestation or unwanted sexual contact of any kind is perhaps one of the most damaging criminal allegations in our legal system, not just because of the weight of the charge and the potential penalties, but also because of the stigma associated with the mere hint of an... Read more »

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