Questions Answered by Jerome N. Goldstein Esq.

Q: I have a court order to pay child support in puerto rico and I have my son what do I do if no one in asume picks up pho

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Connecticut on
Answered on Nov 19, 2015
Jerome N. Goldstein Esq.'s answer
Your question is incomplete as you do not state whether your son is in Connecticut, where the orders involving custody and support were set, and what the affidavit was for. From what you state your question may require an attorney in Puerto Rico if that was where the court orders you refer were set. More information is needed.

Q: I fell at a local school during a non school event ( the school was being used o host a recital)

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Connecticut on
Answered on Nov 19, 2015
Jerome N. Goldstein Esq.'s answer
The first question is why you are working with an insurance company without an attorney? An experienced personal injury attorney would not only be able to get you the best answer but likely get you a better result than you can on your own. The insurance company is represented by an attorney. You should be as well. In direct response to your question, no medical provider can release your medical records without a HIPPA release signed by you.

Q: is there a process to amend a divorce when the ex spouse has people living in the former residence paying rent

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Connecticut on
Answered on Oct 29, 2015
Jerome N. Goldstein Esq.'s answer
A motion for modification is used to request a change in a divorce decree when there are substantial changes in circumstances from when the last orders were put into effect. What you describe may not by a substantial change if the boarder is truly a boarder. You also do not state what the $2000 is going to, support or alimony, or whether the decree has any language not allowing amendments. You should take your divorce decree to a Connecticut divorce attorney for a consultation and proper...

Q: IN CONN. DOES BARTENDER STILL HAVE THE RIGHT TO SERVE OR NOT a person

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Connecticut on
Answered on Oct 26, 2015
Jerome N. Goldstein Esq.'s answer
You can refuse alcohol to any person as long as it is not arbitrary or discriminatory. You can refuse alcohol to someone you deem to be underage, unreasonably rowdy, that exceeds your building's capacity and still wants to enter, if your kitchen or bar is already closing, or someone who is too inebriated to drink more. Some bartenders keep a log of people they refuse service to. This allows you to keep a record of your observations and reason for refusing service when you chose to refuse...

Q: Is throwing a 4 cell mag light (flashlight) and causing serious bruises on someone considered assault in any way

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Connecticut on
Answered on Oct 26, 2015
Jerome N. Goldstein Esq.'s answer
Throwing anything at anyone intentionally, negligently, or recklessly at another person is an assault. That the flashlight is not in itself a weapon (usually) or an inherently dangerous object will reduce any potential criminal ramifications. You may be sued civilly for any damages you caused as well. If charges are brought you should retain an experienced criminal defense attorney.

Q: My ex has full custody of 4kids when divorced 5yrs ago. One child became 22 and 2nd turned 19.Can I modify child suppo

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Connecticut on
Answered on Oct 26, 2015
Jerome N. Goldstein Esq.'s answer
The answer depends on your divorce decree wording. If college was considered than support of some sort for the adult children may be required. If the support was ordered unallocated, meaning awarded per each child instead of as a lump sum, you may not be able to modify it. Take your agreement to an experienced divorce attorney for your answer. If you used an attorney in the divorce return to that attorney for your answers first.

Q: my husband filled a divorce he lives in connecticut and i live in georgia I know i need to file some forms but not sure

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Connecticut on
Answered on Oct 26, 2015
Jerome N. Goldstein Esq.'s answer
You do not say if your marriage includes children or not. If you do not want to retain a Connecticut family law attorney to assist you directly the court has a publication that may help you to better understand what you need to do. It is called "Do It Yourself Divorce Guide". Understanding what the guide says to do is not best to do without an attorney to assist you. The cost of an attorney in a divorce pays for itself if you have any alimony, support, or property distribution issues.

Q: i have received a short calendar list claim/reclaim form in mail - what does this mean to me?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Connecticut on
Answered on Oct 26, 2015
Jerome N. Goldstein Esq.'s answer
It means she is asking the court to put the Motion to Modify on the court short calendar to be heard. If you received it a while ago it may have already been heard by a judge and decided. Go to the court where the form was filed and look at your file to see the status of your matter. You probably will want to retain an experienced family law attorney to assist you in understanding your rights.

Q: Do I have to buy my husband out of the house before my son is 18?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Connecticut on
Answered on Oct 26, 2015
Jerome N. Goldstein Esq.'s answer
Your question is missing parts needed to clearly answer it. If you have already divorced and are asking about the interpretation of your property distribution agreement you would have to show the divorce agreement or decree to an attorney for assistance. If you are not divorced and trying to work out property distribution, more information about the rest of your assets and life are needed. After 23 years of marriage it is recommended you retain an experienced divorce attorney to assist you...

Q: I moved out of ct to az with my daughter,her father LIves in ct. There is no current Court order for visitation.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Connecticut on
Answered on Oct 25, 2015
Jerome N. Goldstein Esq.'s answer
That depends on the court orders in effect for your divorce, if there is a divorce. Many divorce agreements take this issue into account. If not, than the father can seek your child's return to Connecticut. You should either contact the attorney who represented you in your divorce, if a marriage and divorce were involved here, to answer this question or retain a Connecticut family law attorney and get this question resolved. You need proper court orders for custody and support to be sure...

Q: How do I get back child support taken from me by NY state during the same time I have had physical custody of my child?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Connecticut on
Answered on Oct 25, 2015
Jerome N. Goldstein Esq.'s answer
Your question depends on the court order in effect during the time in question. While you had physical custody was the court order changed to reflect that? If not then the argument is in favor of support continuing to remain as ordered. New York likely collected the money based on the original court order and not receiving any notice of a change. If you modified the custody order already you should just need to get that notice to the New York authority handling the withholding. If no court...

Q: I need to reopen a case

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Connecticut on
Answered on Oct 25, 2015
Jerome N. Goldstein Esq.'s answer
Your question needs to be asked in Pennsylvania as the original controlling jurisdiction. It has no jurisdiction or legal relationship to Connecticut. Every state has its own laws regarding divorce. Asking your question in Connecticut would e similar to your asking the question in Russia. Different rules apply. While there are uniform agreements between states on child support the ruling primary state in this situation would be the one where the support was first ordered and the children...

Q: Can my boyfriends ex wife legally do anything to him in regards to his home,

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Connecticut on
Answered on Oct 25, 2015
Jerome N. Goldstein Esq.'s answer
Your question is dependent on the terms of the divorce agreement entered into by your boyfriend and his ex-wife. Without that agreement being read the answer can not be clearly given as the agreement would detail rights that could apply here. You also did not say whether the house was properly transferred to your boyfriend from the ex-wife. Tht would have bearing as most banks agree not to go after the ex-spouse who signed over a Quitclaim of their rights to a real property in accordance...

Q: If a person under conservatorship wants to transfer/change or terminate his conservator, what is needed to do so?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Connecticut on
Answered on Oct 25, 2015
Jerome N. Goldstein Esq.'s answer
Return to the court who ordered the Conservatorship to seek a change of Conservator. A written motion would be required in a form as provided by the court. Make certain your reasons for the change are solid, such as having proof of improper handling of the Estate or Person under Conservatorship. The court will go through the same steps taken to establish the conservatorship as it will to change it. The court will appoint an attorney for the Conserved person or bring back a previously...

Q: Married for 4yrs. I want to buy us a house. Can I have her sign that I keep the house if she decides to divorce me?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Connecticut on
Answered on Oct 25, 2015
Jerome N. Goldstein Esq.'s answer
Your question involves a post nup. This is an agreement between spouses that is similar to a pre-nup, where parties considering marriage enter into an agreement that seeks to protect each future spouse's pre-marital assets. A post-nup occurs after the parties are already married and are entering into an agreement so that one of the parties gives up something that party would otherwise be allowed in a divorce. Post-nups require some consideration, or giving to the one who is giving up some...

Q: If former spouse purchases me out of the marital home, will he need to pay conveyance tax?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Connecticut on
Answered on Oct 25, 2015
Jerome N. Goldstein Esq.'s answer
The full answer depends on your divorce decree. If you had an attorney for the divorce return to that attorney for your answer. Based solely on the issue of whether there is spousal exemption for conveyance tax you would do better addressing your question under Real Estate rather than the Family Law category.

Q: Third Party Visitation Question:

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Connecticut on
Answered on Oct 25, 2015
Jerome N. Goldstein Esq.'s answer
I assume the ex-wife is acting on her own without an attorney. You can either file a motion to consolidate the Danbury case with the Stamford case and seek a motion to dismiss if her motion is not supported by the rules for modification of the present order. Based on her no longer being married to your ex you could also try your own motion for modification asking the order allowing her visitation to terminate claiming her lack of being married to your ex is a sufficient change to warrant...

Q: The home is soley in my name can I sell the home if she agrees to it? or can I sell on my own?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Connecticut on
Answered on Oct 20, 2015
Jerome N. Goldstein Esq.'s answer
Mandatory orders go into effect with the filing of the divorce complaint. Based on what you stated you should get permission from the court to sell the house before you enter into any contract to sell the property.

Q: Can my wife who lives in Connecticut prevent me from having a visitation in another state

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Connecticut on
Answered on Oct 20, 2015
Jerome N. Goldstein Esq.'s answer
The court could refuse out of state visitation. One determining factor will be whether you can afford to pay for the children's travel. There are many other factors the court will look at as well. You should retain the services of an experienced family law attorney in Connecticut to assist you. You need someone at court to represent you, especially since you have no connection with Connecticut.

Q: My daughters father hasnt payed child support for 2 months can i report the case or i have to wait more?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Connecticut on
Answered on Oct 20, 2015
Jerome N. Goldstein Esq.'s answer
There is no waiting period. You can either file a motion for contempt with the superior court family matters or seek help from support enforcement in the G.A. court.

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