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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Connecticut on

Q: Is incest within 2 consentual adults illegal in the state of Connecticut?

Max Lavit Rosenberg answered on Aug 8, 2019

Incest is defined in Connecticut code § 53a-19. It is a Class D Felony that can subject someone to imprisonment between 1 and 5 years and can be accompanied by a fine of up to $5,000.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Connecticut on

Q: Can I bring a 'quiet title petition' to a Ct. court similar to small claims court? Is there a form?

Is this best left to a lawyer?

Max Lavit Rosenberg answered on Aug 8, 2019

This is definitely best left to a lawyer. It is not the most complex aspect of litigation that you might attempt to tackle, but if you want this done properly, do not represent yourself. There are plenty of firms, including my own, that have experience and interest in pursuing this type of... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Legal Malpractice for Connecticut on

Q: Need a legal mal practice attorney near Norwalk CT

Need to sue my real estate attorney

Max Lavit Rosenberg answered on Jul 19, 2019

I would be very interested in knowing more about your case. How did your attorney commit malpractice?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Connecticut on

Q: Is a Jazz trio of ind contractors, LLC in Vermont, required to register as a foreign LLC to play a series of gigs in CT?

The contract was made by an independent contractor on behalf of the LLC, and the order for services (playing the gig), required acceptance by the LLC out of state (as it's based in VT).

Max Lavit Rosenberg answered on Feb 4, 2019

No. That would be absurd.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Connecticut on

Q: If a foreclosure does not show on the credit reports must/should it be included on a mortgage application?

A little over 2 years ago my wife & I filed bankruptcy (chapter 7) following a foreclosure. After 2 years of credit rebuilding we are now thinking of buying a town home. We now live in Ct, the foreclosure was in Fl.

Max Lavit Rosenberg answered on Feb 4, 2019

You would be well advised to answer all questions honestly to avoid fraud.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Connecticut on

Q: I received a parking ticket in Bridgeport CT for parking too close to a crosswalk. other states say signage is key.

crosswalk that has not been painted (very faded) section behind my car is not there at all, and also no signage saying not to park there.

Max Lavit Rosenberg answered on Feb 4, 2019

You can contest the ticket and take it to court. You may be able to persuade the state's attorney that you are correct.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Connecticut on

Q: If a foreclosure does not show on the credit reports must it be disclosed when applying for a mortgage?

Max Lavit Rosenberg answered on Feb 4, 2019

You must absolutely fill out your application honestly. If you do not, you may be liable for fraud.

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Connecticut on

Q: Can a penalty be imposed for late weekly workers compensation checks in CT?

Max Lavit Rosenberg answered on Jul 6, 2018

Anything is possible, especially if it habitual enough. However, it is probably unlikely.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Connecticut on

Q: : A friend got a ticket and a court date she used her sister's info can she go to court like she's her sister?

All she needs to do is provide insurance and registration they'll drop the case will she get caught in traffic court I'm afraid she'll go to jail

East Hartford, CT

Max Lavit Rosenberg answered on Jul 6, 2018

Do not defraud the court. This is a ridiculous question. I am trying to imagine a situation where an attorney will write in a public forum that it would be ok to defraud the court. Again, do not defraud the court.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Personal Injury for Connecticut on

Q: I recently got hurt in a job where I get paid under the table. What can I do?

Max Lavit Rosenberg answered on Jul 6, 2018

You can file a personal injury claim. In the alternative you may be able to file under workers compensation. I would be interested in speaking with you further about this matter. I see you are in Bridgeport. I am two minutes away in Stratford and my office handles matters like this one regularly.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Construction Law and Small Claims for Connecticut on

Q: What do i do if I gave a contractor a deposit and he does not do the work or return calls etc?

I signed a contract and I paid a deposit on May 1st. I was verbally told the work would be done by the end of May. I have not heard back from the contractor since (it is now mid June). I have called multiple times and get no response. I fear the contractor is not planning on doing the work and is... Read more »

Max Lavit Rosenberg answered on Jul 6, 2018

You need to hire an attorney with experience in civil litigation and contract law to "light a fire under the contractor" with a demand letter and some phone calls. At worst, you will need the attorney to file a claim against the contractor as well. This is something my office handles regularly.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Connecticut on

Q: A person convicted of Burglary 1 must wear a GPS monitoring device for the length of their parole term?

Max Lavit Rosenberg answered on Oct 12, 2017

That depends on the deal that your attorney worked out for you with the prosecutor. Or you can consult with the Parole and Community Services office that serviced your case.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Connecticut on

Q: cop called through private number to meet him so i could sign paperwork post arrest, is this weird.

not at police station, charged with 3rd degree criminal mischief in CT, the officer calls through a private number .

Max Lavit Rosenberg answered on Oct 12, 2017

Thats a little strange. You should get criminal defense counsel ASAP. You should also call back the police station and speak directly with them about protocol. Make sure you are prepared with the officer's name

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy for Connecticut on

Q: As a music teacher, I know that my piano is exempt in a chapter 7 case; but is there a limit on it's dollar value?

I can easily find the list of exempt property in a CT bankruptcy case, but I can't find anything regarding caps on monetary value. Are there any?

Max Lavit Rosenberg answered on Oct 12, 2017

You need to discuss this with an experienced bankruptcy attorney and should never never never try and handle your own case. That being said, I would exempt your piano under your wildcard or tools of the trade but it would all depend on how that matches up with your other property and exemption... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Connecticut on

Q: Hi can I use my original birth certificate from Argentina to apply for US citizenship ? I am a permanent resident .

I was told I may need to update it if I was trying to get my national passport. .Ive decided to become a citizen and want to make sure I have the correct document . I've also applied for a name change and renewal to my green card which expires in 6 months . I wanna make sure I have no trouble... Read more »

Max Lavit Rosenberg answered on Aug 18, 2017

Your original birth certificate should be fine as long as it has all the required information upon it. However, if it is in a foreign language, all foreign language documents must be translated into English. You should provide a plain photocopy of the original document and its translation into... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Banking, Consumer Law and Family Law for Connecticut on

Q: I lived with my x girl house were not married my checks from work got direct deposit into her bank can i get it back

We were not married and had nothing in writing about any agreement and everything was under her name

Max Lavit Rosenberg answered on Aug 11, 2017

It will depend on how this all transpired. Did you authorize this transfer somehow? Did she commit identity fraud? Your question is still somewhat vague.

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy for New York on

Q: and how would the debtor be able to get the funds ? report it to the trustee ?

Max Lavit Rosenberg answered on Aug 11, 2017

I am not sure which funds you refer to. What would you report to the trustee? More details are needed to answer this question.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Connecticut on

Q: i am the child of a us citizen brought to the US when i was 11 yrs old illegally from Jamaica in 1999 . i have daca

I was wondering if i would be eligible for the i-601 waiver since i was brought here as a child. I am not married but i do have a 2yr old US citizen son. iv been a DACA recipient since 2013 and just wanted to explore my chances of getting legal status.

Max Lavit Rosenberg answered on Jul 27, 2017

I see that you are in Milford and wanted to note that we are five minutes from you in Stratford. Regarding your question, I think you should sit down and consult with an experienced immigration attorney to determine your best options. Attorney Amy Morilla in my office is a wonderful immigration... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Connecticut on

Q: What is the minimum and maximum sentence for breaking into a depository in Connecticut

Max Lavit Rosenberg answered on Jul 27, 2017

Your question is very interesting but lacks details. Was the burglar armed? What were they armed with? What kind of depository. In order to determine how the crime would be classified, we would need more details. It may be well withing your best interest to consult with a knowledgeable attorney.... Read more »

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