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Q: If I am married 5 times and take my spouse name. Can I legally change my name back in all 5 cases or is it limited to 3

I have been married 3 times, and my current is my third. I am getting a divorce, and I was told I can't change my name back to my maiden name anymore. Is this true? Am I stuck with my 3rd husband's last name when we get a divorce?

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning, Real Estate Law, Divorce and Family Law for Connecticut on
Q: Does a power of attorney allow someone to sign real estate documents for sale if joint owner of home is in jail in CT?

My husband and I are divorcing. We put our house on the market and it is scheduled to close on 5/1. He was arrested on 3/20 and is in jail because he has a $2million cash bond. Unless he changed the estate plan, I have POA. Can I sign for the closing/deed if he is in jail?

Steven Basche
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answered on Mar 25, 2024

If you have the original POA, with the actual original signature, and it has not been revoked, you could use it to sign the deed for your closing. You should check with your husband to verify that it has not been revoked, and you should give the original POA to your closing attorney for review.... View More

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Q: Can a QDRO be cancelled or modified if the ex spouse clearly violated the divorce agreement?
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answered on Sep 7, 2023

In Connecticut, a Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO) is a legal document that divides retirement assets between divorcing spouses. While I'm not a lawyer, I can provide some general information. Modifying or canceling a QDRO typically requires legal action. If your ex-spouse has... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Connecticut on
Q: I live in CT. Is there any law preventing me from giving my wife everything in a divorce?
Linda Ann Subbloie
Linda Ann Subbloie
answered on Apr 25, 2023

No there is not.

However, keep in mind that in the event the state of Connecticut may have a lien for medicaid benefits against your wife's assets, they may be able to confiscate whatever you give her. This holds true for any other creditors who may have claim to your wife's...
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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Estate Planning and Family Law for Connecticut on
Q: Ex husband died in Texas. Divorce was final in CT. Will I receive life insurance payout or will it be revoked?
Peter Christopher Lomtevas
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answered on May 1, 2022

There is too little information here to determine a answer. We would need to know whether the decedent cancelled his insurance policy or otherwise amended it to exclude the asker as a beneficiary. We also do not know what the divorce judgment says as to whether the decedent had to maintain an... View More

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Q: My ex wife just moved bed into her boyfriends apartment. Can I stop paying my alimony without going to court?
Tara C. Dugo
Tara C. Dugo
answered on Mar 7, 2022

No. You would need to file a motion for modification with the court, claiming cohabitation. Assuming you are able to demonstrate that your ex is cohabitating, the court could then issue orders terminating, modifying or suspending alimony (depending on the language of divorce judgment). Stopping... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Divorce, Banking and Identity Theft for Connecticut on
Q: Is it illegal for someone in a divorce to take money from spouses personal checking account?

Wife pays all household bills. His entire check went into a savings account for the family. He spent all of it on cocaine (35k+). He is using her checking account information to pay his personal credit card and cell phone bills etc. She has emailed and texted him explicitly saying that he... View More

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answered on Mar 26, 2021

I am sorry to hear about this situation. To fully address the legal questions regarding the wife's bank account, you will probably need to hire a lawyer licensed to practice in Connecticut. I wish you the best of luck in the resolution of the situation.

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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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... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law and Child Support for Connecticut on
Q: How do I file an Educational Support Order with the court?

Thank you for the reply regarding Educational Support Orders (my divorce agreement specifies that the court "retains jurisdiction"). My question is how do I go about getting in writing what my ex and I are agreeing to? If he agrees to split college and expenses 50/50, I want that to be in... View More

Linda Ann Subbloie
Linda Ann Subbloie
answered on Feb 17, 2020

You need to file a motion with the court requesting an educational support order post-judgment. If you have an agreement then it must be put in writing and signed. Once you do that you can go to court and have it made a court order when the motion you filed comes up on a calendar. If you don't... View More

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Q: My husband and I divorced about 4yrs ago and in the divorce decree I was awarded 50% of his pension and 60% of his 401k

My husband and I divorced about 4yrs ago and in the divorce decree I was awarded 50% of his pension and 60% of his 401k employee savings. His attorney was to submit the QDRO info, I received a payment payout on the pension plan. But I recently realized that I never received anything on his 401k... View More

Linda Ann Subbloie
Linda Ann Subbloie
answered on Jan 22, 2020

My first question is: Was his attorney supposed to actually draft the QDRO and file it with the court? The reason I ask is that usually, most of us family attorneys, farm out QDRO's to an attorney who specializes in QDROs. There are a handful of attorneys who handle them. For purposes of this... View More

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Q: I have been divorced for 10 yrs and in the divorce agreement my ex husband is to pay me $16,900 upon my daughters high

my daughter graduated in June,2018 and now I need to receive this court ordered amount but my ex is refusing. What are my options?

Ashling Soares
Ashling Soares
answered on Oct 9, 2018

You may file a post-judgment motion for contempt. You should consider hiring an experienced family law attorney to file the motion on your behalf and represent you in court.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Landlord - Tenant and Real Estate Law for Connecticut on
Q: Hi.Do I have to reimburse my live-in boyfriend for money he invested in my home's renovations after we separate?

We both contributed money to the renovation of my home. My boyfriend, I believe, is legally considered a tenant. He pays me rent every month and I pay for everything else. We are separating and he wants me to compensate him for the money that he contributed to the renovations. 1.) Do I have to... View More

Nicole M. Camporeale
Nicole M. Camporeale
answered on Jul 12, 2017

You need to consult with an attorney on this. You have too many specific questions to get a legal answer online. Attorneys will not feel comfortable providing answers that you may follow through with without getting the full facts and circumstances. This can turn into a complicated situation so my... View More

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Q: My divorce in CT stated that I fully own my house in Colombia, my ex-husband won't sign the sale unless compensated

I currently reside in FL, how do I obtain a document stating that he is not willing to sign so I will be able to sale the house in order for me and my child purchase a home in FL?? Thank you

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
answered on Jun 25, 2017

You can ask the Connecticut court to compel him to sign the Colombian sale documents, but proof that he refuses to sign isn't likely to aid you in purchasing a home in Florida. Instead, you probably need the sale proceeds.

4 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Family Law and Car Accidents for Connecticut on
Q: Is there any lawyer in Waterbury that do not ask for upfront fee, and get paid once case is settled?
Max Lavit Rosenberg
Max Lavit Rosenberg
answered on May 4, 2017

For a car accident - Absolutely. For a family case - Never, never, never.

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Q: Alimony Agreement is unmodifiable but have a substantial income decline. What can I do?

Agreement is unambiguous: non-modifiable as to term and amount. Had an approximate 50% decline in income due to a number of factors. Do I have any recourse?

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
answered on Oct 29, 2015

The agreement recites that the court-ordered alimony cannot be modified? I don't think this would stand up if the court is persuaded that conditions have changed.

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... View More

Jerome N. Goldstein
Jerome N. Goldstein
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... View More

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Q: Do I have to provide Heath insurance for my wife if we divorce
Joseph Bronson Barnes
Joseph Bronson Barnes
answered on Nov 25, 2013

NO. In fact you CANNOT keep her on your policy under insurance law.

You do have to offer COBRA through your employer if she is currently insured under your policy (then She pays)

AND, if the court decides, you may have to pay alimony which could go to help pay for her insurance

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Q: Can you put your divorce on hold or withdraw your complaint in the state of ct
Joseph Bronson Barnes
Joseph Bronson Barnes
answered on Nov 25, 2013

Withdraw: yes, on Hold: only by motion to the court for an attempt at reconciliation for instance. If your spouse filed an answer and counter-complaint, he/she, could proceed on that even if you withdraw.

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