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3 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Connecticut on
Q: Removal proceedings married to usc age gap ?

I married to usc in removal proceedings? I’m 24 and she’s 45 we had age gap i have all supporting and clear and convincing documentation.

Joint lease .

Joint accounts .

Joint utilities.

Pics.

401k retirement beneficiary

Life insurance... Read more »

Patricia C. Wall-Santiago
Patricia C. Wall-Santiago answered on Oct 15, 2019

Congratulations on your marriage!

First, if the marriage took place after the initiation of removal proceedings, there is a general prohibition under the law to not approved this family petitions unless the petitioner request in writing and with Form I–130. The request must state the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Connecticut on
Q: I have a violation of probation for not paying my restitution my probation ends in 2 weeks I've been on for 3 years now.

Will I get a bond?

Allan F. Friedman
Allan F. Friedman answered on Oct 5, 2019

Will you get a bond? Yes you will. In some cases I have been able to defend these kind of probation violation cases were clients have good reasons for not paying restitution, e.g. (health, inability to find employment, etc) You should obtain a free consultation with an experienced criminal... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Business Law for Connecticut on
Q: How is the convienience store next door to me getting away with selling single cigarettes all day long?

1320 Whalley ave New Haven CT 06515

Allan F. Friedman
Allan F. Friedman answered on Oct 4, 2019

Many people throughout society violate laws and regulations. Law enforcement has only so many resources. The sale of loose cigarettes is illegal under federal law and can subject the store to severe monetary penalties

1 Answer | Asked in Probate for Connecticut on
Q: My dad passed away, I am the only one with permission, keys, and a code to it. Does it have to go through probate in CT?
Matthew A. Wiley
Matthew A. Wiley answered on Sep 29, 2019

Code to what? You should probably schedule a consult to go over the details. If your dad owned real property in his name probate is required. If he had any property in his name probate is probably required.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Connecticut on
Q: If a person is charged with a drug offense while on special parole in CT does the special parole override the conviction

Charged with a possession of narcotics and offered two years but still have 11 months left on special parole.

Allan F. Friedman
Allan F. Friedman answered on Sep 25, 2019

I would suggest that you consult with your lawyer who is negotiating the plea deal on the drug case concerning the ramifications of the time you owe on special parole. In my experience the Commissioner of Corrections has handled the time owed differently over the many cases I have handled... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Connecticut on
Q: Wife received a shoplifting misdemeanor summons with a retail value of 30.00 +/-, first time, age 64 in Connecticut.

Not sure if we should hire a lawyer / and or she will plead guilty or not. Claims it was not intentional, but an oversight. As usual she put refrigerated products in her own shopping bag, (two items), and mistakenly did not hand it to the cashier and was confronted at the exit. But most... Read more »

Allan F. Friedman
Allan F. Friedman answered on Sep 24, 2019

You should consult with an Attorney - do NOT plead guilty. There are several ways to avoid a criminal conviction for larceny. Good people make mistakes all the time. Get sound legal advice and minimize the consequences

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Connecticut on
Q: Not sure whether to apply for a scholarship that requires you to be a U.S resident or citizen.

If you are an illegal immigrant living in the U.S., can you still apply to a scholarship with the requirements of you being a "U.S citizen or a U.S resident"?

Hector E. Quiroga
Hector E. Quiroga answered on Sep 24, 2019

No. an undocumented immigrant is neither, and falsely claiming US citizenship could prevent you from ever being able to lawfully immigrate to the US.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Connecticut on
Q: Would 15 year period restart if ownership changes?

My neighbor has been using a portion of my land (mowing, gardening, etc.) for well over 15 years. They never claimed adverse possession. I never attempted to stop them using the land, because we are good neigbors. They are selling their house and mowing away. Will the 15 year period start all over... Read more »

Christopher H. McCormick
Christopher H. McCormick answered on Sep 24, 2019

From your description it does not sound like your neighbor's use of the property was open, hostile and notorious as required by CT statute and you gave permission to your neighbor to use the land as they did. Also doe not sound like they would support a new owner's claim that this continuous usage... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Probate for Connecticut on
Q: My wifes cousin died in Sweden, She had a bank account in Connecticut, My wife lives in CT but the 3 other beneficiaries

live in Sweden. All parties want my wife to withdraw money as we live here. What needs to be done?

thanks

Matthew A. Wiley
Matthew A. Wiley answered on Sep 21, 2019

You will need to file ancillary probate in Connecticut. The next steps depend on the size of the bank account.

When international status is involved you should probably contact an attorney. Give my office a call. Happy to help.

2 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law and Tax Law for Connecticut on
Q: I was wondering how a federal lien in ct for his unpaid corporation employee taxes is filed on a marital property .

I never have been involved in business , not aware employee taxes not being paid, nor this would make him liable( us liable)

D. Mathew Blackburn
D. Mathew Blackburn answered on Sep 20, 2019

Employment taxes are the personal responsibility of any responsible party.

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2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy for Connecticut on
Q: Schedule A/B, What do I put on current value of the entire property and current value of the portion you own?

Car value of 5593 and payments balance of 14220 left to pay.

Christopher H. McCormick
Christopher H. McCormick answered on Sep 17, 2019

Based on your question you should hire an experienced local bankruptcy attorney to file bankruptcy for you to make sure you answer all questions accurately and fully on your schedules and statements. Inaccurate and incomplete schedules may result in the dismissal of your case or lead to other... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Probate for Connecticut on
Q: my parents died first mother then father two yrs later, will states everything goes to remaining spouse,

do both parents need to go through probate, and is it a separate cost in Connecticut?

Matthew A. Wiley
Matthew A. Wiley answered on Sep 17, 2019

More than likely yes both spouses will need to go through probate. Generally the cost is actually more to do two simultaneous probates than if you had done them when the death happened. The passage of time causes a variety of complications. You should seek out a consultation to go over the exact... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning for Connecticut on
Q: My husband bought our house in his name only. I am not on mortgage or deed am I responsible for it if he dies. Thanks

Live in CT and he had no will at this time.

Nina Whitehurst
Nina Whitehurst answered on Sep 12, 2019

You are not and will not be personally liable on the loan because you did not sign the note. However, if you inherit the house the lender can foreclose if the payments stop rolling in.

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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Identity Theft for Connecticut on
Q: I have had fraud committed against me

Someone stole my debit card and I know the perpetrator and want to know about pressing charges

William Jaksa
William Jaksa answered on Sep 11, 2019

You can start by filing a complainant with the bank that issued the debit card; then calling the local police agency and advise them, OR in Connecticut, you can file a report with the Attorney General - Office of the Consumer Fraud Protection at 860-808-5318.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Connecticut on
Q: therapist seduced me. Who can help me.
Allan F. Friedman
Allan F. Friedman answered on Sep 9, 2019

What do you mean by seduced you? This could involve criminal activity if it involved sexual activity. You should contact an attorney immediately as you have recourse for a civil action against this therapist and possibly a criminal action against the therapist as well depending on the facts.

2 Answers | Asked in Products Liability for Connecticut on
Q: Could I Sue a company that issued me twice defective products Eye Ware?Chips from lens on two purchased pairs.

I have had two pair of glasses from Target and both have chips that hinder eye vision. Other places I've gotten glasses problem never existed. 2017 and 2018

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Sep 3, 2019

If they have chips return them; if they won't help, then contact the home office; if they won't help contact the FDA--or you can sue them in small claims.

The problem is some time has gone by and it leads to the feeling there is a lack of immediacy.

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1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Family Law and Probate for Connecticut on
Q: My husband bought our house in his name prior to us getting married. Would I have rights to it as wife if he dies?

My husband bought our house in his name prior to us getting married. We have not added my name because we want to use my name to qualify for fha loan. Will keep home so investment property shen we eventually buy new home. As the wife, even without my name on the property, do I have rights to it in... Read more »

Nicole M. Camporeale
Nicole M. Camporeale answered on Aug 29, 2019

That is a common question. If your husband died, the house would pass through his estate. If he has a will that says you get all of his assets, you would get the house after the Probate process is complete. If he does not have a will, the house and all other assets will pass to his heirs at law.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Connecticut on
Q: Is an executors deed necessary in CT or is affidavit pursuant to CGS 49-12 A enough?

Property passed via will to the decedents children. An affidavit regarding real estate was recorded pursuant to CGS 49-12A, but there is no executors deed. Is an actual deed necessary, or is the affidavit enough?

Nicole M. Camporeale
Nicole M. Camporeale answered on Aug 29, 2019

In order to transfer real estate from one person to another, a deed is always required. When transferring property out of a testate estate, an executor's deed is used to transfer the property to the beneficiaries, and is recorded on the land records. Additional Probate documents are also required... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Civil Rights for Connecticut on
Q: I had shingles and my manager went and told the whole staff and the manager across the street

When the manager across the street came in to grab something she let everyone know what was going on and there was a customer in the bathroom

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Aug 24, 2019

I assume you are asking if there is a suit. You may have a claim for hostile work environment but this is very tricky-contact a member of the Ct. Trial Lawyers Assn that handles employment issues. They give free consults.

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