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Q: I need a question hopefully someone can give me a answer.

My sister convinced my mom to contact a lawyer everything being done behind my back.

My sister trying to take charge control freak . Same sister 8 months ago decided to grab my little sister stuff while her body was laying in the bathroom. As sick as it sounds she died September 22 2021 .... Read more »

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Q: Is it legal for a lawyer to have me sign a specific steps form if it was only signed by a judge with nothing checked off

Or even a signature of the date it was signed. I didn't sign anything agreeing to it

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
Peter Christopher Lomtevas 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... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Immigration Law for Connecticut on
Q: I was wondering can someone legally keep my citizenship documents and refuse to give it to me?
Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko answered on Feb 18, 2022

It depends.

If there is a pending criminal case the judge may order a defendant to surrender one's passport. Secondly, a minor under 18 may not request one's passport for any reason from one's custodial parents or legal guardians.

If someone crosses the border and...
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1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning, Family Law, Elder Law and Probate for Connecticut on
Q: Can Power of Attorney who is also named on the principal's bank account withdraw funds while principal is in hospice?

I am my father's power of attorney, healthcare representative, and conservator of his estate. He has decided to withdraw life support measures and will go into hospice with a life expectancy of about a week. He had to spend down assets to qualify for Medicaid and could not provide much for... Read more »

Nina Whitehurst
Nina Whitehurst answered on Feb 3, 2022

In most states, the ability of an agent under a power of attorney to make gifts on behalf of the principal is a "hot power", meaning it is not covered by general language in a POA. It must be specifically stated. Look for specific authority in the POA to make gifts and see if there are... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning and Family Law for Connecticut on
Q: Hi- splitting with my partner we are not married but have kids and assets together; need advice ASAP.

Deed on the house is under both our names loan is only under my name we have a car that is under his name but I drive and have made all the payments we also have two kids.

Nina Whitehurst
Nina Whitehurst answered on Jan 27, 2022

You can use the Find a Lawyer link above to find a lawyer in your area. You can search by practice areas.

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Immigration Law for Connecticut on
Q: I do got engaged from foreign country I want to know how to call her here for marriage
Nadine C. Atkinson-Flowers
Nadine C. Atkinson-Flowers answered on Jan 22, 2022

You can bring her here on a fiance visa. That visa allows her to come here and you can get married within 90 days. You complete the various paperwork necessary for the application and submit it to USCIS and she gets an interview at the consulate in her country when the application is approved. At... Read more »

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Q: Can I go back to court and request assistance from my ex-husband for Post Secondary education based on info below?

6. Post-Secondary Educational Support: The parties hereby agree that the Court shall retain jurisdiction over this matter for the purpose of entering Orders pertaining to the payment of post-secondary education expenses pursuant to the provisions of Conn. Gen. Stat. Sec. 46b-56c.

Linda Ann Subbloie
Linda Ann Subbloie answered on Dec 29, 2021

Yes. That is the purpose of the language that states the court retains jurisdiction to enter orders for college or other post- secondary education costs. You will need to file a motion with the court and you both will have to fill out financial affidavits.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Connecticut on
Q: Hi! I’m 16 and I was wondering if I would win in an emancipation case?

My parents told me I could leave and let me leave the house and I went to my uncles house because that was the only place I could’ve thought of. And I’ve been living here for about 3 to 4 months. I have a job at McDonald’s and I buy my own stuff. My uncle is planning to move somewhere else... Read more »

Linda Ann Subbloie
Linda Ann Subbloie answered on Jul 25, 2021

Go to the probate court in your town and file the papers for emancipation. The clerk will help you but she/he can not give you legal advice. So long as you are managing your own financial affairs (working and paying for your own stuff) you have a chance at getting the court's approval.... Read more »

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Q: Can I hire a GAL for my grandchildren so that I know their best interests are being presented?

My concern is that pick up and drop offs are very toxic for my grandchildren. The exchanges need to be monitored and contact extremely limited between the parents. My other concern is that things are being said about my daughter to the children by their father and while this is being fought out... Read more »

Melissa  Needle
Melissa Needle answered on Jun 2, 2021

GAL's are either appointed by the Court in a Divorce or Family Law Action or determined by mutual agreement of the Parties and "approved" by the Court.

WHAT IS A GUARDIAN AD LITEM (GAL)?

A Guardian Ad Litem (GAL) is a court appointed individual, by either the...
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Q: Hi, school psychologist in Bristol CT reported my children to DCF for neglect of medical care.

The information provided to DCF by the psychologist is false in that there has been no neglect. My wife has email correspondence from the school and DR’s offices of continued care for my daughters issue over the past several months, There is also false information in the report by the school... Read more »

Joseph Maya
Joseph Maya answered on Mar 26, 2021

I am sorry to hear about your situation. To fully address your issue with DCF and your child's school, you will probably need to hire an attorney licensed to practice in Connecticut. I wish you the best of luck in the resolution of your situation.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Connecticut on
Q: dtr is 18 and my ex does not want to pay anymore. No court order in NY, we have verbal arrangement. Can I file now?

I now live in ct with my dtr who is full time college student living at home.

Joseph Maya
Joseph Maya answered on Mar 16, 2021

I am sorry to hear about your situation. You will probably need to hire an attorney licensed to practice in Connecticut to fully address your legal question. I wish you the best of luck in the resolution of your situation.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Connecticut on
Q: What do I need from my grandchildren's parents to legally take care of my grandchildren? Can it be signed by one parent?
Joseph Maya
Joseph Maya answered on Feb 26, 2021

You present an interesting legal question. You will probably need to hire an attorney licensed to practice in Connecticut to fully address your situation with your grandchildren. I wish you the best of luck in the resolution of your issue.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Connecticut on
Q: In CT is it legal to record your son on your phone/camera when they are threatening yourself or other family members?
Joseph Maya
Joseph Maya answered on Feb 19, 2021

I am sorry to hear about your situation. You will probably need to hire an attorney licensed to practice in Connecticut to fully address your question. I wish you the best of luck in the resolution of your situation.

1 Answer | Asked in Legal Malpractice, Personal Injury and Family Law for Connecticut on
Q: My therapist was found guilty how do I go about compensation for pain and suffering? How 2 get his insurance?

Ga Board of licensed counselor... Found him guilty. We have a baby that he has custody of. He lies in court while we were in court for the children, cause I relapsed after his therapy. No one would listen to me when I tried to tell them. Now he is on probation etc. Do I start a civil law suit?... Read more »

Joseph Maya
Joseph Maya answered on Feb 15, 2021

I am sorry to hear about your situation. To fully address your legal issue, you will probably need to hire an attorney licensed to practice in Connecticut. I wish you the best of luck in the resolution of your situation.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Family Law and Child Custody for Connecticut on
Q: So I was recently hospitalized for not being on my medicine and they said I was unsafe around my kids without it..

So, what happens if I want another kid and I have to go off my meds?? the probate court said I have to be seeking treatment and I live in CT and I want another kid someday and that's like them telling me I can't have another baby. I am schizophrenic and have a mental illness but... Read more »

Joseph Maya
Joseph Maya answered on Jul 1, 2020

Generally, a patient’s physician would advise as to what medications a patient may need, in addition to the appropriate dosage etc. To the extent a patient has a health condition, including pregnancy, that may be negatively impacted by the use of a medication, a physician may make a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Connecticut on
Q: What is the procedure for a 10-month temporary guardianship of a 17-year-old in CT?

My 17-year-old son was living with his father in RI, but he has recently passed away. My son does not want to move to Virginia where I live. There is a family friend who lives in Woodstock CT that my son wants to live with since he knows them very well. Can we sign a notarized letter stating they... Read more »

Joseph Maya
Joseph Maya answered on May 21, 2020

Any parent or guardian of the person of a minor may apply to the Probate Court for the district in which the minor resides, is domiciled, or is located at the time of the filing of the petition for the appointment of a temporary guardian of the person to serve for no longer than one year if the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Connecticut on
Q: Contempt and Visitation?

I agreed to allow my ex to keep our daughter during this coronovirus outbreak. I agreed to it before I knew the facts and how low risk children are to it. I told her that the risk was low to children and the children that do get it usually have mild symptoms. I also told her no one was sick around... Read more »

Linda Ann Subbloie
Linda Ann Subbloie answered on Mar 25, 2020

Unfortunately, right now and for the near future, the courts are pretty much closed for most business. You can file your motion for contempt, however, it will not be heard any time soon. My suggestion is that you take her up on that offer and go there as often as possible. Maybe if you go too much,... Read 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... Read 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... Read more »

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... Read more »

Joseph Maya
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 »

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