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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Connecticut on
Q: How do I go about documenting to the court my and my exes agreement on how to pay for college for our 3 kids?

My agreement says: "The parties request that this Court retain jurisdiction over the children’s post-secondary education in accordance with the Connecticut General Statute §46b-56c after all current children’s 529 accounts have been exhausted." I have twins in 11th grade and a child in 8th... Read more »

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Joseph Maya answered on Feb 10, 2020

Connecticut General Statute §46b-56c dictates that Connecticut Courts have the authority to enter an order requiring a parent to provide support for a child (or children) to attend an institution of higher education for up to a total of four full academic years or a private occupational school for... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Connecticut on
Q: I am over 40, and being terminated from my position. I was offered either a new role at a lower pay or a severence pkg

I said I preferred to work, and was given a written offer on Friday. They are asking me to sign and accept no later than end of day on monday. My question is, are they required to allow me more time like to consider the offer of the new role, or are they within their rights to limit the time?... Read more »

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Joseph Maya answered on Jan 25, 2020

Severance is not necessarily a right an employee is entitled to automatically. In CT, there is no statute or law requiring an employer to provide an employee with severance. If an employer does provide an employee with severance, there are rules related to notice depending on the individuals age.... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Connecticut on
Q: Just hired a lawyer for 3k for my custody case but the lawyer wants to take a long approach to an easy case. what do ido

i am the custodial parent to my son and his mother according to juvenile court is allowed no less than 2 days visitation, currently i allow 2 days a week plus every other weekend. She is originally from florida and i would like to move back to florida asap. you would think this would be an easy... Read more »

Joseph Maya
Joseph Maya answered on Jan 16, 2020

Your inquiry suggests you are not happy with your current lawyer. I suggest you speak with your present lawyer about strategy, realistic timing, goals and objectives, and the law related to custody, relocation, etc. Your lawyer and you should have an honest and open communication about your... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Connecticut on
Q: Good evening do I have the right to stop answering questions with DCF and family services until I get a lawyer?
Joseph Maya
Joseph Maya answered on Jan 14, 2020

Yes, you have the right to consult with and be represented by a lawyer during an investigation by DCF. Anytime there is a domestic violence incident or arrest that involves or takes place in the presence of children, then under Connecticut law, DCF may commence an investigation regarding you and... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Connecticut on
Q: can the failure of mitigating an unsafe condition after injury and notice be used to show lack duty to care by defendant

Person injured as invitee in commercial establishment by hazard. Notice given of hazardous condition immediately. Defendant does NOT mitigate the condition. Can lack of failure to fix issue be used to show that defendant has a propensity for not providing due care to its customers.

Joseph Maya
Joseph Maya answered on Dec 21, 2019

Your question related to personal injuries suffered by an individual is a very good one. The law on mitigation and subsequent remedial measures is a complicated body of jurisprudence. You should consider retaining an attorney to consider the facts of your specific situation. Best of luck to you and... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination for Connecticut on
Q: Is there a smart honest fair employment discrimination attorney in Connecticut that has no Problem doing the right thing
Joseph Maya
Joseph Maya answered on Dec 20, 2019

There are many very ethical, experienced and caring employment discrimination law attorneys in Connecticut. I suggest you ask an attorney about the cases he or she has handled, and research the cases. Ask specific questions about employment law in Connecticut as it would pertain to your facts. If... Read more »

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