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Connecticut Questions & Answers

Q: A 23 yr old was teaching his 17 year old brother to drive and hit 4 parked cars, totaling mine. No registration or

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Criminal Law and Civil Litigation for Connecticut on
Answered on Aug 14, 2017

If you gave permission to them, that will be a tough sell to your insurance company. If taken without permission, you are in better shape.

Your best bet may be to contact the prosecutor, explain the issues, and request (politely) that any resolution of the criminal charges INCLUDE restitution. That means, that the value of your vehicle be paid to you.

Then, you can go to small claims court, if restitution is not part of the case settlement.
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Q: I lived with my x girl house were not married my checks from work got direct deposit into her bank can i get it back

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Banking, Consumer Law and Family Law for Connecticut on
Answered on Aug 11, 2017

It will depend on how this all transpired. Did you authorize this transfer somehow? Did she commit identity fraud? Your question is still somewhat vague.
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Q: Can I sue my sister for my half of estate?

2 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law and Probate for Connecticut on
Answered on Jul 30, 2017

To get proper advice you need to repost your question under the Connecticut as that is where the probate is located. This Connecticut law controls the situation.
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Q: i am the child of a us citizen brought to the US when i was 11 yrs old illegally from Jamaica in 1999 . i have daca

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Connecticut on
Answered on Jul 27, 2017

I see that you are in Milford and wanted to note that we are five minutes from you in Stratford. Regarding your question, I think you should sit down and consult with an experienced immigration attorney to determine your best options. Attorney Amy Morilla in my office is a wonderful immigration attorney nearby. Regarding an i-601 waiver, it is my understanding that these are given to people who would otherwise be eligible for a green card but because the U.S. government can refuse entry to...
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Q: What is the minimum and maximum sentence for breaking into a depository in Connecticut

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Connecticut on
Answered on Jul 27, 2017

Your question is very interesting but lacks details. Was the burglar armed? What were they armed with? What kind of depository. In order to determine how the crime would be classified, we would need more details. It may be well withing your best interest to consult with a knowledgeable attorney. Our number is 203.870.6700. Without knowing the classification, a basic answer would be as follows :

Class A felony 10 to 25 years, up to $ 20,000, or both

Class B felony

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Q: My mortgage co offered me a mod trail I paid all those then they offered another mod but they say I haven't pd

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Real Estate Law for Connecticut on
Answered on Jul 27, 2017

You need to sit down and consult with an attorney who focuses on Modifications and Foreclosure Defense as soon as possible. It is possible you have a case against the mortgage company for not properly applying payment. We have handled cases similar to this before against some of the larger banks. Please feel free to contact me for more information if we can be of assistance.
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Q: My ex husband was arrested for sexual assault on a 11 year old girl. He confessed it and now someone bailed him out.

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment, Criminal Law and Family Law for Connecticut on
Answered on Jul 27, 2017

I am so sorry you find yourself in this terrible situation. The best advice I can offer you is to seek experienced family law counsel. Perhaps you might get a temporary restraining order if you are in fear for yours and your children's safety, by going to the police. You might be able to get a permanent restraining order by going through court. You will definitely need to consult with an attorney regarding the custody issues. Good luck.
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Q: Attacked and sustained injuries, how likely will a first time offender be arrested?(CT)

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Criminal Law for Connecticut on
Answered on Jul 26, 2017

You should consult with a personal injury attorney as soon as possible if you have not done so already. Also you should discuss the criminal aspect with an attorney who would have experience in this as well to determine if you need to appear or speak with the victim's advocacy office. Feel free to contact me for more information. 203.870.6700
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Q: What percentage of owners must agree to dissolve a condo association?

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Connecticut on
Answered on Jul 12, 2017

the answer to your question is in the condo bylaws or other association documents.

Q: I have been asked to sign my daughters lease with her. She will get renters insurance,. Am I protected?

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Connecticut on
Answered on Jul 12, 2017

Renters insurance doesn't protect your personal liability to the landlord, only if she names you on the policy will you be protected if someone is injured on the property or items are stolen, or flood/fire etc depending on the extent of the policy.. If she doesn't pay the rent, you are likely the guarantor and the landlord will come after you for payment and you are liable since you signed. Read the lease, the terms she is held to are the same terms you're likely held to.
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Q: Is it legal for a Bank to not allow you to review documents prior to closing?

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Real Estate Law for Connecticut on
Answered on Jul 12, 2017

This question should be directed to your closing attorney. I'm sure by now you have.
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Q: My mortgage company is telling me that I still have to pay PMI and in my PMI disclosure states when I reach 78% why

1 Answer | Asked in Banking and Real Estate Law for Connecticut on
Answered on Jul 12, 2017

How did you determine that you are below 78%? Based on the original appraised value of the home? If not, then that may be why. Also sometimes there are conditions which state another event must occur before PMI will be released. Look to your mortgage documents for that. Sometimes you just need to call or write to notify your lender that you've reached the threshold to effectuate the release of PMI. You often must also have a good payment record and be up to date on all payments or even get an...
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Q: How can I force an ex-partner to leave my home? He pays nothing and we are no longer a couple.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant and Real Estate Law for Connecticut on
Answered on Jul 12, 2017

If he does not own the property and he has no lease with you and has not paid or contributed to household expenses evidencing some sort of agreement that he stay, then I would call the police as he is trespassing.
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Q: I want to stop the sale of my aunt's home. She passed away and didn't have a will house is paid for what can I do?

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Connecticut on
Answered on Jul 12, 2017

You can go to the probate court where the estate is being probated and state your case to the judge. If you are not an heir and have no right to assets of the estate, then i'd say you're likely out of luck. If you live there without a lease agreement then the estate administrator likely has the right to evict you in order to sell the property. You can try to ask to purchase the property from the estate, which might be the best option. Consult a local probate attorney for assistance.
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Q: ow do I get rid of an abandoned truck on my property? My daughters bf parked it there and i don't know who owns it

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant, Real Estate Law and Small Claims for Connecticut on
Answered on Jul 12, 2017
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Q: Buyer never responded to our response after inspection report and now its past the dead line.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Connecticut on
Answered on Jul 12, 2017

seek the help of the real estate attorney you hired for the closing. They should be assisting you with this issue.
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Q: Looking to start LLC to finance other business ventures down the road. How should we set it up given situation?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation and Real Estate Law for Connecticut on
Answered on Jul 12, 2017

Seek the help of a business attorney who can properly advise you.
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Q: If my mother had a mortgage in her name only, but my name is on the deed am I obligated for the mortgage upon her death.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Connecticut on
Answered on Jul 12, 2017

Generally, no you're not liable for the mortgage. However if you were added to the deed after the mortgage was given, the mortgage comes before your interest in the property so to keep the property you would have to make payment/refinance and take over the loan, or sell and pay off the loan. However, you should consult with an attorney who can look at the deed and mortgage documents to make sure you get an answer that is 100% accurate to your situation as my answer is just general.
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Q: Hi.Do I have to reimburse my live-in boyfriend for money he invested in my home's renovations after we separate?

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Landlord - Tenant and Real Estate Law for Connecticut on
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 recommendation is to call an attorney to discuss. Best of luck.
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Q: Can my friend regain control of his own money?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Estate Planning and Securities Law for Connecticut on
Answered on Jul 12, 2017

This question requires much more information to give a good answer. 1. it depends what type of trust. is it revocable, irrevocable, is it a special needs trust? 2. is your friend on government benefits? if so he would not want to have control over the assets as he would likely be disqualified from certain government benefits he is receiving. 3. is there a successor trustee appointed for the trust? If so, would he like them better? 4. is there a reason brother is being "cheap"? Possibly to avoid...

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