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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Connecticut on
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

We did in affidavite in Puerto Rico ,If no one responds where do you send documnts so that I wont keep getting charged and on top she asked for a revision. I dont know what to do,

Jerome N. Goldstein Esq.
Jerome N. Goldstein Esq. answered on Nov 19, 2015

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... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Connecticut on
Q: I fell at a local school during a non school event ( the school was being used o host a recital)

The fall was a result of the pavement walkway being improperly cared for. An EMT and policeman and several people saw the accident/fall. I am questioning whether I need a HiPPA consent filed with the insurance company before I release my records to them.

Jerome N. Goldstein Esq.
Jerome N. Goldstein Esq. answered on Nov 19, 2015

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... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Connecticut on
Q: is there a process to amend a divorce when the ex spouse has people living in the former residence paying rent

My former spouse lives in Ct and has the house but as ive read under CT divorce law is a violation. Currently im paying 2000 a month to her and she receives rent from boarder there as well as my son and his girl friend. I was wondering is there a way to have a Amendment to the degree so that i can... Read more »

Jerome N. Goldstein Esq.
Jerome N. Goldstein Esq. answered on Oct 29, 2015

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... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Connecticut on
Q: IN CONN. DOES BARTENDER STILL HAVE THE RIGHT TO SERVE OR NOT a person
Jerome N. Goldstein Esq.
Jerome N. Goldstein Esq. answered on Oct 26, 2015

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... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Connecticut on
Q: Is throwing a 4 cell mag light (flashlight) and causing serious bruises on someone considered assault in any way
Jerome N. Goldstein Esq.
Jerome N. Goldstein Esq. answered on Oct 26, 2015

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... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Connecticut on
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

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Jerome N. Goldstein Esq.
Jerome N. Goldstein Esq. answered on Oct 26, 2015

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... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Connecticut on
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

I filed an apperence form but dont know what other forms i need to file

Jerome N. Goldstein Esq.
Jerome N. Goldstein Esq. answered on Oct 26, 2015

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... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Connecticut on
Q: i have received a short calendar list claim/reclaim form in mail - what does this mean to me?

This was filed a while ago from my daughters mother for "motion to modify" - does this mean she is dismissing her claim?

Jerome N. Goldstein Esq.
Jerome N. Goldstein Esq. answered on Oct 26, 2015

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... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Connecticut on
Q: Do I have to buy my husband out of the house before my son is 18?

We have been married 23 years. I am staying in the house. We both make the same yearly salary and have equal debt.

Jerome N. Goldstein Esq.
Jerome N. Goldstein Esq. answered on Oct 26, 2015

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... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Connecticut on
Q: I moved out of ct to az with my daughter,her father LIves in ct. There is no current Court order for visitation.

can he force me to return to ct.

Jerome N. Goldstein Esq.
Jerome N. Goldstein Esq. answered on Oct 25, 2015

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... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Connecticut on
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?

I have physical custody as of 3/2/14 and was finalized on 11/6/15 but I was unaware that NY child support was still collecting even tho they have no jurisdiction on my daughter nor give any support to her.

Jerome N. Goldstein Esq.
Jerome N. Goldstein Esq. answered on Oct 25, 2015

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... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Connecticut on
Q: I need to reopen a case

I filled in 2008 in Pennsylvania for child support and at the time the father lived in New York City. I was granted child support but he never paid it.In 2010 he was in arrears 30,000 dollars but went to jail.He came out last year and has been on probation but supposedly is employed but still will... Read more »

Jerome N. Goldstein Esq.
Jerome N. Goldstein Esq. answered on Oct 25, 2015

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.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Connecticut on
Q: Can my boyfriends ex wife legally do anything to him in regards to his home,

My Boyfriend divorced his ex 4 years ago. He was given the house as she could not afford the mortgage on her own. The mortgage is in her name and his name is quit claimed onto the deed. The divorce decree did state that he was to refinance but due to the market drop the home is not worth what he... Read more »

Jerome N. Goldstein Esq.
Jerome N. Goldstein Esq. answered on Oct 25, 2015

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... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Connecticut on
Q: If a person under conservatorship wants to transfer/change or terminate his conservator, what is needed to do so?
Jerome N. Goldstein Esq.
Jerome N. Goldstein Esq. answered on Oct 25, 2015

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.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Connecticut on
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?

I'm paying 100% for the house because my wife is currently looking for a job.

Jerome N. Goldstein Esq.
Jerome N. Goldstein Esq. answered on Oct 25, 2015

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... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Connecticut on
Q: If former spouse purchases me out of the marital home, will he need to pay conveyance tax?

Divorce finalized 11.04.14. Former spouse wants quitclaim for $1 and me to sign paper saying he is exempt from paying real estate conveyance tax. Is this okay?

Jerome N. Goldstein Esq.
Jerome N. Goldstein Esq. answered on Oct 25, 2015

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... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Connecticut on
Q: Third Party Visitation Question:

I filed for modification of custody and visitations. The parties to that case were: I (plaintiff) and my ex-husband (defendant). On January 5th 2015 Stamford Superior Court (in CT) ruled on the case and I was given full sole custody of our daughter and my ex-husband’s visitation schedule was... Read more »

Jerome N. Goldstein Esq.
Jerome N. Goldstein Esq. answered on Oct 25, 2015

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... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Connecticut on
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?

My wife recently filed for divorce in CT, She is experience significant depression & anxiety, and has seemed to have filed out of malice.

Jerome N. Goldstein Esq.
Jerome N. Goldstein Esq. answered on Oct 20, 2015

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.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Connecticut on
Q: Can my wife who lives in Connecticut prevent me from having a visitation in another state

I live in California, I am a college student and have a small income from an internship. My wife left me and moved in with her mother. Can she prevent me from having out of state visitation rights. She lives in Connecticut and is filing for divorce in Connecticut. We have no assets and she does... Read more »

Jerome N. Goldstein Esq.
Jerome N. Goldstein Esq. answered on Oct 20, 2015

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.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Connecticut on
Q: My daughters father hasnt payed child support for 2 months can i report the case or i have to wait more?

Reason he is not giving me is because i have my husband and a 1 year old daughter and he says that the money is being use for the 1 year old wich i think is stupid of him thats why he stopped hope you guys give me an answer and what do i do?

Jerome N. Goldstein Esq.
Jerome N. Goldstein Esq. answered on Oct 20, 2015

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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