Connecticut Questions & Answers

Q: Is it possible to bring our half sister who is 41 years old and her son, 20, from Ukraine to live with us in US?

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Connecticut on
Answered on Jun 21, 2018
Carl Shusterman's answer
Yes, but under the sibling category, it would take 13 years to do so, and her son will "age-out" on his 21st birthday. Explore other methods of immigration: employment, investment, lottery, etc.
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Q: Does problems with Children and Family services affect my chances of getting a Visa to move to England?

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Connecticut on
Answered on Jun 20, 2018
Carl Shusterman's answer
Justia is for questions about US immigration law. You need to speak with a UK immigration lawyer.
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Q: I’m filing bankruptcy single from my wife. She lives in Nevada, I live in CT. Can they take her savings?

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy for Connecticut on
Answered on Jun 14, 2018
Timothy Denison's answer
Your wife is safe.
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Q: I am victim of felonius assault in 2001and 2002 around at norwalk,CT. I field the police report.Am i qualify U visa?

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Connecticut on
Answered on Jun 9, 2018
Carl Shusterman's answer
In order to apply for a U visa using Form I-918, Petition for U Nonimmigrant Status, you must meet the following criteria and provide substantial evidence to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS):

You must have been a victim of a “qualifying criminal activity,” and this crime must have occurred in the United States or violated U.S. law. Indirect and bystander victims are also eligible to apply in certain circumstances. For example, a murder victim obviously cannot...
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Q: Can still be here (USA) or I have lo leave the country?

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Connecticut on
Answered on Jun 2, 2018
Carl Shusterman's answer
Since you are being sponsored by your US citizen husband, you can adjust your status to permanent resident without leaving the US even though you are no longer in nonimmigrant status.
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Q: My daughter was injured during a basketball game at the park and rec and required surgery

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Connecticut on
Answered on Jun 1, 2018
David Alan Wolf's answer
There is only a "case" to pursue if there was some kind of negligence on the fault of the park or an individual assuming that government entities can be sued in the State of Connecticut for simple negligence. Typically, a property owner is not liable per se just because an injury or incident took place on the property. There is a form of insurance called "Medical Payment" insurance that does provide coverage for medical bills even if there was not any fault or negligence on the part of the...
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Q: What’s needed to marry? And how long to get green card?

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law, Employment Law and Family Law for Connecticut on
Answered on May 31, 2018
Carl Shusterman's answer
If the person who you fell in love with is a US citizen, you can get married now, and he/she can immediately sponsor you for a green card. The process usually takes about one year.
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Q: How do I legally use my married name before my on process i751?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Immigration Law for Connecticut on
Answered on May 25, 2018
Carl Shusterman's answer
Since you updated your name on your I-751, there is no immigration law issue. You need to talk with the SSA and the DMV about how to update your name on your SS card and your drivers license.
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Q: Hi i have a petition to a green card for me. I’m from Portugal and living in Portugal. I m married with an US citizen

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Connecticut on
Answered on May 11, 2018
Carl Shusterman's answer
The green card process through marriage can take up to one year.

Q: As a CT full time resident, If you don't owe any taxes, is a CT return required?

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Connecticut on
Answered on May 11, 2018
Linda Simmons Campbell's answer
If you had income you need to file a return whether or not taxes are due. Frequently it looks to the State on paper that you owe because they do not have access to all of your documents. It is better to file then to be audited and have the State file for you.

Q: In CT, If my second mortgage was written off as a bad debt in 2013, can the mortgage company continue charging interest?

1 Answer | Asked in Banking, Contracts and Foreclosure for Connecticut on
Answered on May 10, 2018
Christopher H. McCormick's answer
Unfortunately for you yes. Charge off is a credit reporting action, but does not affect your underlying liability under the note and mortgage you signed with the creditor. A charge off combined with the release of your second mortgage would have provided you the ability to avoid the payoff of the second mortgage. In situations like this it is difficult refinance your mortgage debt since despite the charge off Bank's usually do not discount debts for refinances you can try to negotiate, but you...

Q: Form i751 I receive a interview on 04/11/2018 How long to know the results after interview in Hartford CT?

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Connecticut on
Answered on May 5, 2018
Carl Shusterman's answer
Every case is different. An attorney would have to know all the facts in your case in order to render an opinion.

Q: Can step-kids file wrongful death claims on behalf of a deceased parent if they were never adopted?

1 Answer | Asked in Wrongful Death for Connecticut on
Answered on May 4, 2018
Peter Munsing's answer
I doubt it but contact a member of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association--they can best advise you.

Q: My husband got detained on the 16 th went to court the juge said his going to review the case then make a decision

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Connecticut on
Answered on May 2, 2018
Matthew J Hartnett's answer
If your husband is detained and in front of a Judge, consider hiring an attorney to represent him.

Q: How many time takes a i130 petition for a green card for a spouse of a US citizen

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Connecticut on
Answered on Apr 30, 2018
Carl Shusterman's answer
The process may take about one year.

Q: What's the process for getting into some kind of mediation for a foreclosure on a rental property?

1 Answer | Asked in Foreclosure for Connecticut on
Answered on Apr 27, 2018
Christopher H. McCormick's answer
The foreclosure mediation program administered by the Connecticut Superior Courts is limited to owner occupied properties. For investment properties owners have to negotiate directly with lenders for loan modifications.

Q: I am a ticket broker and going to file bankruptcy. Can they take my season and concert tickets?

2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy for Connecticut on
Answered on Apr 25, 2018
Timothy Denison's answer
Any property in your name will be property of the estate. You can protect some or all of your tickets and PSLs with your exemptions, depending on the value, but anything else over and above your exemption(s) could be liquidated.

Q: Are auto insurance companies legally responsible to report the cancellation of insurance to the DMV?

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Connecticut on
Answered on Apr 16, 2018
Peter Munsing's answer
Not as you've phrased it; they may be supposed to send a notice to DMV but that doesn't help you. However the insurance company must notify you and your state insurance commissioner will tell you what that method is.

The problem is if you moved and didn't tell the company. Did you stop getting bills? Did you think you had free insurance? But see what method they say they used to notify you.

Your big problem now is that if you don't have insurance and don't make the other...

Q: I am being evicted monday and want to stop this eviction. what forms do I need to fill out I live in CT. please help

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Connecticut on
Answered on Apr 8, 2018
Salim U. Shaikh's answer
Is this an eviction through court order or LL want to evict you, please elaborate? If matter was heard in court did you present your version? If not heard in court, then you immediate consult an Attorney of your local jurisdiction dealing with LL-Tenant cases to move application along with proof of rent payment for Restraining Order so that there is no forcible eviction without your being heard.

Q: can i go to jail?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Connecticut on
Answered on Apr 3, 2018
Salvatore Bonanno's answer
You can go to jail if the police arrest you; if not, then you’d be ok. DCF may begin an investigation because of they being in the house when you had this wanted man (with a firearm) in your house.

Hire an attorney ASAP.

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