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Connecticut Questions & Answers

Q: Hello I have attended a high school in Connecticut for 2 years.(Junior and Senior). My family and I are pending asylum.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Connecticut on
Answered on Mar 23, 2017

Waiting for a decision an adjudication on an asylum petition is not a legal status for the purpose of adjusting to another status. As a result you are likely not eligible to change your status.

Also, going back to your country is a bad idea and could effect the asylum claim made by your entire family. If you are able to go back to your home country whether you need asylum is questionable.
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Q: What happens when you find the original will after probate judge deems you execute it, but you are sole benefactr in wil

1 Answer | Asked in Probate, Estate Planning, Real Estate Law and Collections for Connecticut on
Answered on Mar 18, 2017

You've scrambled pronouns around so it is hard to determine who you are talking about with 'his' property ... both you and your mother are female, right? If Probate is still open and property not yet distributed, it is simply a matter of having the new will 'admitted' for administration, and then following the instructions in the will. Your attorney should be able to walk you through this process.

It gets more complicated if there has been a distribution contrary to the terms of the...
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Q: Does our condo association have to pay the attorney fees in our foreclosure action if the owner/ defendant doesn't?

1 Answer | Asked in Foreclosure for Connecticut on
Answered on Mar 7, 2017

Absolutely, 100% Yes. But this should only occur where the attorney ended up getting the condo unit back to the Association for resale. Then attorney fees can be paid out of the proceeds.
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Q: I incurred damage to my car from an uninsured motorist. The defendant has a court date tomorrow in Connecticut.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Connecticut on
Answered on Mar 7, 2017

Hopefully he produces insurance, or will be told he'll lose his license until he pays. I assume you have damage estimates
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Q: If there is no will, does a house itself go to next of kin according to intestate laws or sold to pay creditors?

1 Answer | Asked in Probate for Connecticut on
Answered on Mar 4, 2017

I am sorry to hear of you loss.

It is ALWAYS a good idea to try to negotiate a debt like Credit Cards down, but ultimately you will only inherit the NET value of the estate, whatever that might be. If YOU pay off the credit card debts, you could preserve the house, but there are lots of complicated decisions to make before you decide to do that.

Bottom line, you inherit the NET estate. If there are creditors they are paid first. If the debts are larger than the assets, the...
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Q: My car was parked and I got hit by a lady and she is saying a car hit her what do I do ?

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Connecticut on
Answered on Mar 3, 2017

You need an attorney to sue her. You also need a police report to substantiate the event.
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Q: Can my doctor refuse to treat my dad at home just because it is too far from him?

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Connecticut on
Answered on Mar 1, 2017

You can't make a doctor make home visits. Contact visiting nurse and see if they can act as the doctor's eyes. Also if the problem is transportation some dommunity groups may provide that type fo surgery.
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Q: Does insurance follow the car or the drivers?

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Connecticut on
Answered on Mar 1, 2017

You were in the totaled car and have injuries. Contact a member of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association--they give free consults. You can write the other driver, tell her her /owners insurance has denied, if she doesn't have insurance you will ask to have her and owner's licenses suspended.
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Q: when do ucmj have jurisdiction over a crime

1 Answer | Asked in Military Law for Connecticut on
Answered on Feb 21, 2017

For the active duty component - 24/7, anywhere in the world. For reserves/national guard, the member must be on orders or in a drilling status. There are many nuances with jurisdiction, but those are the basics.
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Q: I have joint custody with my ex. He lives in Georgia, I don't. Can I file for full custody??

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Connecticut on
Answered on Feb 20, 2017

Yes, you can file for that. But getting a lawyer who specializes in this area of law and can help you put together the evidence in the right way is very helpful. Here is a list of lawyers that specialize in family law near you: https://www.justia.com/lawyers/family-law/connecticut/enfield
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Q: can I sued a 15 years old kid, I'm 20 years old He has criminal records already

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Personal Injury for Connecticut on
Answered on Feb 14, 2017

Chances are he doesn't have money so you can sue him but it won't do you any good. As to the bills, if you are eligible for medical assistance try getting it--it is sometimes retroactive. You can file a complaint with the police.
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Q: Is it legal to marry my fiance's ashes in CT

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Connecticut on
Answered on Feb 11, 2017

No -- “‘Marriage’ means the legal union of two persons.” Conn. Gen. Stats. § 46b-20.
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Q: How can I find pending civil cases for connecticut online?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Connecticut on
Answered on Feb 10, 2017

You can start on Googe - plus in any case name. You can look on the CT Judicial Branch website and look up cases there as well. Here is the link: http://www.jud.state.ct.us/

Sally Roberts
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Q: How long dose it take after you win your case? Say for instance I win my case and now what is the next step ?

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Connecticut on
Answered on Feb 2, 2017

Congratulations. Assuming the other side hasn't filed an appeal, you have a right to collect the judgment. You haven't said what type of case it is. You would start by notifying the defendant. If they don't pay you you then need to take steps to enforce the judgment.
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Q: is it legal for a buy here pay here dealership to sell you a car with an open recall and faulty ignition switch

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Personal Injury, Consumer Law and Products Liability for Connecticut on
Answered on Jan 30, 2017

The letters presumably say they will pay. In which case, no harm, no foul. If they aren't a GM dealer not sure they have a duty to check each car for recalls--especially as that can be done as easily by you.

If you have further questions why not get a consultation from a consumer attorney, www.naca.net?
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Q: Hello, I am trying to figure out what case type code to put on a summons for wrongful death, is it T90

1 Answer | Asked in Wrongful Death for Connecticut on
Answered on Jan 29, 2017

The clerk or prothonotary should be able to tell you. The complaint is farely straightforward. A Ct Bar Assn CLE coursebook on torts will probably have samples of both--look at them in the County law library.
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Q: I developed PTSD after an accident that was the fault of another person. Is there any compensation available for this

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Connecticut on
Answered on Jan 27, 2017

You can give it a shot but you really should get with a member of the Ct. Trial Lawyers Assn--they give fee consults.. Much will depend on what your medical records show, etc.

On a practical note, there is a form of therapy called EMDR that you may want to look at--it's relatively cheap, works in a few visits, no drugs. Google "Psychology Today EMDR therapist _________________" (insert name of town, state)
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Q: My question is lead paint in my apartment

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant and Personal Injury for Connecticut on
Answered on Jan 23, 2017

Contact Mike Koskoff in Bridgeport. Tell him I suggested you call. You have a number of potential claims, but the big thing is to figure out what you/your daughter need to do to get it chelated /out of your system. Should be a specialist at Yale New Haven. Odd an adult like your daughter would get it.
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Q: CT - my son who is 29, was pulled over for driving on a suspended license. For not paying a ticket in Norwich

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Connecticut on
Answered on Jan 20, 2017

Here is the listing of lawyers in Norwich who may be able to help you. https://www.justia.com/lawyers/traffictickets/connecticut/norwich

Traffic tickets are one of those areas of law where it is a really good idea to get a lawyer who specializes in them and who also appears in that court frequently. Don't just go with any lawyer. You could call or email the lawyers on that list, get a price quote and go with the one you feel most comfortable with.

I highly recommend that...
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Q: what are father's rights in CT? Is this likely to be filed as petition in probate court? in Bridgeport?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Probate for Connecticut on
Answered on Jan 19, 2017

If your ex-wife is '"assisting" your minor daughters with petitioning the local probate court to change their last names, she would have to prove, beyond a preponderance of the evidence, that the name change is in the child's best interest. Technically they would need to apply for the change of name through a "friend" which could be your ex-wife. Since she is not necessarily disinterested in this particular situation, the court may appoint a guardian ad-litem to ensure the child's best...

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