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0 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Connecticut on
Q: Hello I am fighting a custody battle with my baby mother I have a court order in place for visitations

I have my daughter every other weekend there is an order in place by the court to have this happen. Recently I discipline my child by slapping her hand for lying I texted my mother child to let her know. She didn’t like that I hit her on the hand and said it’s abuse. 4 days later my child goes... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Connecticut on
Q: Can I, as a step parent, sue or take a biological parent to court for reimbursement of expenses that are court ordered?

Biological father "doesn't care what the judge or divorce decree says" and refuses to actively pay the ordered costs to his children. I, the step parent, and their mother have been handling the majority. Can she or I take him back to court? If I pay the expenses that were his... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Connecticut on
Q: What if anything can you qualify for in the state of CT when you're a stay at home mom of 3 kids under 4

When your husband is talking divorce and is the primary breadwinner. What options do I have with no income?

2 Answers | Asked in Probate and Family Law for Connecticut on
Q: Probate

Ok so if my dad dies and he has no written will but my name is on the house and the bank account with his does it have to go through probate for my siblings

Gerald Shea
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Gerald Shea
answered on Mar 2, 2023

Joint accounts and real estate held jointly in survivorship do not require CT probate.

However, an estate tax return is due 6 months from date of death, but that is a different issue (See Form 706NT (nontaxable estate) and Form 706 (taxable estate).

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Connecticut on
Q: Can my ex wifes boyfriend dictate to me terms and conditions on how i contact her regarding our child? I am in Ct.

Basically i was cautioned to proceed carefully, threatening my relationship with my child

Linda Ann Subbloie
Linda Ann Subbloie
answered on Dec 21, 2022

No! The only authority to dictate how you contact your ex is a court order. Does the court order/judgment have any special terms or conditions? If not, then you are free to contact her as needed. It's called "co-parenting."

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Connecticut on
Q: i have shared custody. Can I make him take the kids an extra day/l and change days? We do 2/2/5. Id need to do 4/3.

I need to make more money in order to take care of the kids - I am a single mom with shared custody. I’m taking a new job. The training will require 5mos where he would need to take them mon-Fri and I could take them Fri-sunday. Then after that I could go back to the 2/2/5 or adjust as needed.... Read more »

Linda Ann Subbloie
Linda Ann Subbloie
answered on Nov 12, 2022

In my opinion, you should think twice about giving him the children for 4.5 days a week with only 2.5 days left for you. Five months is a long time on this schedule and once you do it, if it happens, it may be difficult to get back what you had.

You should get an agreement together with a...
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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Connecticut on
Q: If my fiance and I are separating can I get engagement ring back that I'm still paying for
Linda Ann Subbloie
Linda Ann Subbloie
answered on Nov 6, 2022

Yes. In CT the engagement ring is considered a conditional gift. Since the condition of getting married won't be met, then you are entitled to the ring back.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Connecticut on
Q: Couple of questions

I have a couple of questions so I’ve been having a lot of issues with the babies father and his family . I plan on going to court soon but i am wondering what my chances would be in court . On his side of the family his mother has threatened for grandparent rights but has barely seen her... Read more »

Linda Ann Subbloie
Linda Ann Subbloie
answered on Sep 13, 2022

You didn't say what you are going to court for. Is there a custody order in place now and you are trying to modify it or there is no court orders yet and you are going to court for the first time.

Grandparents can not get custody in CT unless they meet very stringent requirements. If...
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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Connecticut on
Q: What are my options regarding a car that my ex-husband technically owns but has been promised to me in our divorce?

This is really a two-part question. I found a GPS tracking device on my car, and I think my ex-husband put it there. Technically, he still owns the car, although as part of our divorce settlement, he’s to continue paying off the loan (which is in his name) and then turn the title over to me once... Read more »

Linda Ann Subbloie
Linda Ann Subbloie
answered on Aug 12, 2022

1) No, it's not legal for him to put a tracking device on your car.

2) Yes, you can.

I would file a motion and request an order prohibiting him from tracking you and a request that he be held in contempt for not putting you on the registration.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law and Domestic Violence for Connecticut on
Q: Can I file a complaint against HP for ignoring my request for emergency transfer

I’ve been complaining for a month about my ex-boyfriend who’s soon to be released he has been harassing me before he got incarcerated and I’m afraid he’s going to come back and hurt me or my children

Linda Ann Subbloie
Linda Ann Subbloie
answered on Aug 10, 2022

You need to file a Motion for a Restraining order. Here is the link to the CT Judicial Branch website on restraining orders.

https://www.jud.ct.gov/forms/grouped/family/dcv.htm#TRO

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning and Family Law for Connecticut on
Q: I have been living with my boy friend for over 15 years. Not engaged but may be soon what am i entitled to if he dies?
Linda Ann Subbloie
Linda Ann Subbloie
answered on Jul 28, 2022

He would have to:

1. Put you in his will as a beneficiary and specify what you get- as specific bequests or his entire estate;

2. Put you on one or more financial accounts as a joint owner or as a beneficiary;

3. You would have to be on the deed to real estate as joint...
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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Employment Law for Connecticut on
Q: Can a Qualified Domestic Relations Order be revoked 20 years later?

My father has a Qualified Domestic Relations Order and ever since retiring he's been forced to pay a percentage of his pension to his ex wife. The ex wife has a much better life than my dad now and we're in need of the money more than she is. IS there anything that can be done?

Linda Ann Subbloie
Linda Ann Subbloie
answered on Jul 27, 2022

The division of a pension is an asset distribution. Asset distributions are not modifiable.

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 PRO label
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
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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
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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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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Connecticut on
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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