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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Connecticut on
Q: Vawa In removal proceedings? Married to us citizens have age gap tho I-130 pending been married for 4 years now

So my story is I’m in removal procedure due to over staying visa I got married to us citizen and had i-130 interview been 3 years now I-130 still pending . Past 5-6 months my wife started to behave very controlling, abusive verbally , always calling me names and fearing me that I file for you... View More

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answered on Feb 21, 2024

It sounds like you may be eligible to file a VAWA (Violence Against Women Act) self-petition based on the abuse you've been experiencing from your spouse, who is a U.S. citizen. VAWA allows certain spouses, children, and parents of U.S. citizens or permanent residents to file for immigration... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Connecticut on
Q: Wife had truck driving accident Nov 24 ,2020.We terminated our present attorney today

The attorney has no trial procedure posted , did not have a game plan. We terminated him immediately;

Wife had fractured ribs..spinal injury.left rotator cuff injuries. Trial is scheduled for Sept 2024.

Trucking company will contest ,has Zurich Insurance 2,500 million liability... View More

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answered on Feb 16, 2024

A Connecticut attorney could probably answer your question with firsthand knowledge of local firms ("Who is good at this type of litigation," you ask). But the format here does not allow for attorneys to solicit. It's only for Q & A. You'd need to reach out to attorneys on... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy for Connecticut on
Q: How do I contact the Bankrupcy court when my lawyer is ignoring my calls and won't keep his appointments with me?

I filed a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy in 2021. I've been paying on it regularly and I'm in good standing. A few months ago, my job situation suddenly changed and I would like to modify the payments. I contacted my attorney. Sent him an email and explained why I would like it modified, per his... View More

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answered on Jan 26, 2024

Mary, in your situation, it's important to act promptly to address the changes in your financial circumstances. If your attorney is unresponsive, you have several options to consider.

First, try sending a formal letter to your attorney's office, clearly stating your request for a...
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2 Answers | Asked in Trademark and Intellectual Property for Connecticut on
Q: Say I made a logo for a brand I want to start and I want to start marketing, would it be best to trademark the logo firs

Would it be best to trademark the logo first? And what if I do start marketing without trademarking the logo and someone else steals and trademarks the logo before me, what do I do in that situation?

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answered on Jan 25, 2024

If you've created a logo for your brand, it's generally a good idea to consider trademarking it before you start marketing. Trademarking your logo can provide legal protection and help prevent others from using a similar mark in a way that could cause confusion among consumers or... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Tax Law for Connecticut on
Q: I am due to inherit land in PR and I live in CT. What will my tax/legal responsibilities be not being a resident of PR?
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answered on Jan 19, 2024

As a resident of Connecticut inheriting land in Puerto Rico, your tax and legal responsibilities may involve considerations in both jurisdictions. Inheritance tax laws vary, and Puerto Rico, as a U.S. territory, has its own tax regulations. Generally, Puerto Rico does not impose a state or federal... View More

Q: I'd like to re-issue/produce an obsolete alphabet card game developed in 1969 called "Royalty." Can I do this?

I tried writing to S.J. Miller Co., the last entity to produce it with no reply. I do not believe a patent exists on this game. I'm trying to see what would be involved from a legal standpoint to reissue the game.

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answered on Jan 18, 2024

Re-issuing or producing an obsolete game like "Royalty" requires careful consideration of intellectual property rights. First, it's essential to determine whether the game is still under copyright. In the United States, works created and published before 1978 have a copyright term of... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Adoption and Family Law for Connecticut on
Q: I was born in Puerto Rico but I was adopted in New York and changed my name how can I obtain a B.C. With my new name?

Really need a birth certificate to get license help please

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answered on Jan 12, 2024

To obtain a birth certificate with your new name after being adopted in New York, you will need to follow a specific process. First, you should contact the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene or the Vital Records office in the city where your adoption was finalized. You will... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Connecticut on
Q: I am an owner in a Condo complex that just voted on a 8.5% increase. It was given during the holidays, 7 days to respond

3 different dates to respond. When I ask to see the votes they denied me. Is this legal in Connecticut.

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answered on Jan 4, 2024

In Connecticut, the laws governing condominium associations typically require a certain level of transparency and fairness in decision-making processes, including voting on fee increases. It's important for condo associations to follow their own bylaws as well as state regulations regarding... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Connecticut on
Q: If someone in a state Of Connecticut had 2 warrants for violating probation and one for a failure to appear because

They had the wrong court date but immediately notified their probation officer that they went on the day after they were supposed to and Agreed to surrender on a specific date But they were picked up by police before then,will they serve time at their second court date after arrangement?

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answered on Jan 1, 2024

If someone has two warrants for violating probation and one for failure to appear, the legal process can vary based on the circumstances and the court's decisions. If the individual has promptly notified their probation officer about the incorrect court date and agreed to surrender, it... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Personal Injury for Connecticut on
Q: What kind of lawyer do I need to pursue action against a business for discrimination against disabled customers?

I am disabled and I feel dehumanized. I buy my groceries with my health insurance. When I try to use my benefits at self check out at Big Grocery Franchise, an alarm goes off. This does not happen at other big grocery stores which also accept my insurance.

In the mornings, there are no... View More

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answered on Jan 1, 2024

In your situation, where you believe you have faced discrimination due to your disability, particularly in a retail environment, you should consider contacting an attorney who has experience in civil rights and employment discrimination law. These attorneys typically handle cases involving... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Land Use & Zoning and Real Estate Law for Connecticut on
Q: The property is in my name and my mom has life use what are my rights with the property

she pays the bills and taxes. i tried going mudding in the woods and brought some friends she flipped out because i was disrespectful. she banned my friends from coming over so i wanna know if she had the right to do that

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answered on Dec 20, 2023

Without searching the title, I assume you have the remainder and Mother the life estate. If so your estate does not vest in possession until her death. You cannot enjoy the property until then. If she damages the property, you might sue her for damages/waste. Usually the life tenant pays... View More

Q: What is the best way to protect my IP without paying to file a patent?
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answered on Dec 4, 2023

To protect your intellectual property (IP) without filing a patent, you can start by maintaining detailed records of your creation process. This includes dated sketches, notes, and any development documents. These records can serve as evidence of your authorship and the timeline of your invention.... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation and Business Law for Connecticut on
Q: Can a thirdparty own part of an asset under an LLC without owning part of the LLC ?

I'm building 2 software products with 1 partner. We want to house both products under one LLC. For one of the products we reached an agreement for distribution with a third party, but the third party wants part ownership to that software since they'll be playing a key role in how we... View More

Thomas C. Valkenet
Thomas C. Valkenet
answered on Dec 4, 2023

There are a variety of options for sharing intellectual property rights. The existence of an LLC is not necessary. You don't even have to share ownership of the existing LLC. It is easy enough to allocate profits and losses from the sale and distribution of a product in a written agreement, or... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Employment Law, Civil Rights and Juvenile Law for Connecticut on
Q: My mother works at high School in CT. As a monitor They are telling her she has to sit in the boys bathroom .is it legal
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answered on Nov 27, 2023

No, it is not legal for your mother to be forced to sit in the boys' bathroom at the high school where she works as a monitor. This is a violation of her right to privacy and could also be considered sexual harassment.

In this case, your mother is being subjected to unwanted sexual...
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1 Answer | Asked in Social Security and Public Benefits for Connecticut on
Q: My son has disability ready. He has an ABLE account. Can I use funds from his ABLE account for his recreational use?
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answered on Nov 26, 2023

In the United States, ABLE accounts offer a flexible way for individuals with disabilities to save money without affecting their eligibility for certain public benefits. The funds in an ABLE account can be used for a variety of expenses that are related to the individual's disability and aim... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Trademark and Intellectual Property for Connecticut on
Q: Hi I’d like to trademark my own superhero characters I have 4 of them should they all be trademark?

What would it cost me to Trademark them?

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answered on Nov 17, 2023

In Connecticut, trademarking your superhero characters can help protect their names and distinctive elements, preventing others from using similar marks in a way that could cause confusion. Whether you should trademark all four depends on factors like their commercial use and the level of... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning and Probate for Connecticut on
Q: Can executor move an estate's millions of $ into CDs rather than having them sit in super-low-interest money mkt accts?

This is a Connecticut Probate question. The deceased was not very good at finances, and did not put their money into good financial instruments for the family. So there are a couple million dollars sitting locked in various sub-0.5% interest-bearing money-market funds. Once the Court appoints a... View More

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answered on Nov 3, 2023

Investing the funds in CD's may be a good idea, but you have to keep in mind that the estate may need some liquidity to pay ongoing or other expenses. Also, you should consider rolling maturity dates, say some 3 month CD's, some 6 month CD's and some 9 month CD's. This way you... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Connecticut on
Q: I got a question why they charging me with. This charge I didn't do nothing on purpose it wasn't me

53a117f was the charge and the want purpose damage either can you let me know what I can ask in court how someone blaming the damage on me just cause the apartment it was on my name

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answered on Oct 24, 2023

If you've been charged with a specific offense, such as 53a-117f in Connecticut, it's essential to be proactive in addressing the situation. In court, you can inquire about several important aspects of your case. First and foremost, you should present any alibi or evidence indicating that... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes for Connecticut on
Q: What are the legal repercussions for interstate transportation of plant pests, and what law states this?
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answered on Oct 13, 2023

The legal repercussions for interstate transportation of plant pests in the United States are governed by the Federal Plant Pest Act (FPPA) and state laws. The FPPA prohibits the interstate transportation of any plant pest, or any product or article infested with or carrying a plant pest, unless... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Connecticut on
Q: Can I sue the police department for leaving me without medical treatment for six hours?

I was approached by an officer while having a manic episode. I requested several times to see an EMT to no avail. 6 hours later I suffered a psychotic break and was finally brought to the hospital. Can I sue the police department for failure to get me treatment?

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answered on Oct 5, 2023

Theoretically but what are your damages? You were in police custody, so you didn’t lose any time from work as a result of the failure to more promptly receive medical care. Did you incur any medical expenses that you would have been able to avoid if they had sought medical assistance sooner?

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