Connecticut Questions & Answers

Q: If one person signed a quick claim deed and the house is sold as a short sale, do both parties split 1099 tax amount

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Connecticut on
Answered on Apr 14, 2019
Bruce Alexander Minnick's answer
Look closely at your divorce decree and then call you divorce lawyer--again. If the decree says you get the house, then you get the house and everything that goes with it.

Q: Being charge either 53a-125 for the first time ever getting arrested what am I looking at getting with a pta from court

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Connecticut on
Answered on Apr 10, 2019
Lindy R. Urso's answer
If this is your first ever arrest, you are eligible for a program called Accelerated Pretrial Rehabilitation which, if it's granted, will lead ultimately to a dismissal of the charges. The most important thing is to make sure that any restitution / money owed is paid back in full before you ask the Court to grant the program.

Q: Hi, I have to give back money to Social Security. It is money that I don't have. I feel it's not my fault.

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Connecticut on
Answered on Apr 9, 2019
Katelyn M. Burke's answer
You have a few options here. If you do not think you were overpaid, you can request a reconsideration of the determination. If instead, which it sounds like here, you believe you may have been overpaid, but it is not your fault, you can ask for a waiver of the overpayment and complete SSA Form 632, Request for Waiver of Overpayment Recovery. You also have the option of asking both for a reconsideration and waiver. The important thing is that you take timely action on this matter. If you worked...

Q: how hard is it to collect ssdi at 62

2 Answers | Asked in Social Security for Connecticut on
Answered on Apr 6, 2019
Peter N. Munsing's answer
Depends entirely on your change in abilities and how that affects your employment. Remember, it's not the inability to do your old job but you have to be unable to do any job that exists for medical reasons. Is there a reason why you can't, for example, take tickets at a parking lot?

Q: My mother passed with a will instructing executor to sell condo as soon as practicable and divide proceeds evenly.

1 Answer | Asked in Probate for Connecticut on
Answered on Apr 6, 2019
Matthew A. Wiley's answer
It would make sense to hire an attorney or at the very least write a letter to the Probate Court. You are in a tough situation that is not black and white. Generally the court is ok with someone staying in the home for about 6 months. After that it becomes rather inappropriate. As to the split of the living expenses during that time it again becomes unclear. It is arguable that he should be paying the fair market value in rent. I suggest you reach out to an attorney for a consultation.

Q: I wasnt allowed to submit a police report as evidence in a civil case. Judge said it wasnt "certified". What is?

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Real Estate Law and Civil Litigation for Connecticut on
Answered on Apr 3, 2019
Bruce Alexander Minnick's answer
Welcome to the world of civil litigation, where having a skilled trial lawyer often makes the difference between losing and winning. Teaching point: Regardless of what the official document is, "the smoking gun" notwithstanding, most courts will not allow introduction of any document (because it is hearsay) unless it is the original, or is certified by the originating state or local agency as a conformed copy of the original, or is allowed into evidence by the opposing side.

Q: The IRS says that I received $29,000 and taxed me for it. I never received this money, what to do?

2 Answers | Asked in Tax Law, Identity Theft and White Collar Crime for Connecticut on
Answered on Apr 3, 2019
Bruce Alexander Minnick's answer
Since the IRS rarely makes mistakes of this size (trust me), you are advised to consult an experienced lawyer to help you find out what happened and then to advise you what to do about it. In today's world of high-tech communication-- and rampant bank fraud-- you do not need a Connecticut tax lawyer to do the investigatory work for you. Hiring a lawyer experienced in securities fraud and bank fraud might also help put your mind to rest, and protect you from another similar problem.

Q: Asylum merit hearing And married to US citizen .!

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Connecticut on
Answered on Mar 20, 2019
Kelli Y Allen's answer
Hire an immigration attorney to fully analyze your case and represent you in removal proceedings. The spousal visa process is more complicated when you have an immigration court case.

Q: EAD processing time Asylum pending in court.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Connecticut on
Answered on Mar 20, 2019
Deron Edward Smallcomb's answer
It's only been 20 days since you applied. I'm not sure if your application was correct if you did it on your own, which may be the cause for delay. You should contact an experienced immigration attorney for assistance.

Q: EAd Asylum...!

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Connecticut on
Answered on Mar 20, 2019
Deron Edward Smallcomb's answer
It's only been 20 days since you applied. I'm not sure if your application was correct if you did it on your own, which may be the cause for delay. You should contact an experienced immigration attorney for assistance.

Q: EAD Card processing time in Asylum pending 180 clock ..?

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Connecticut on
Answered on Mar 19, 2019
Deron Edward Smallcomb's answer
USCIS was recently sued successfully, so it is supposed to only take 30 days. That said, historically it takes about 4 months.

Q: I got a letter from the IRS saying I have to return the earned income credit. We have joint custody but I have him more

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Connecticut on
Answered on Mar 14, 2019
D. Mathew Blackburn's answer
File an appeal and present your evidence. Just remember the IRS rules and your state custody laws are not the same.

Q: EAD with pending asylum in court.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Connecticut on
Answered on Mar 14, 2019
Kelli Y Allen's answer
You should consult an immigration attorney to calculate the number of days on the asylum clock. Sometimes the clock is stopped without you being aware of it. If you truly have over 180 days, you are eligible to file for employment authorization.

Q: If I'm a US citizen sponsoring my mother for a green card, do I have to sponsor her child who is under 21?

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Connecticut on
Answered on Mar 8, 2019
Deron Edward Smallcomb's answer
Children are not derivative beneficiaries of the petition. Your half-sister cannot be included or added to the petition. If you need assistance, you should contact an experienced immigration attorney.

Q: why when I buy plants are royalties different for the same plant but in a different size?

1 Answer | Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) for Connecticut on
Answered on Feb 19, 2019
Peter D. Mlynek's answer
I think that it depends on what your contract states. It appears that there is a volume discount at play.

Q: can i be charged a royalty on a plant with an expired patent ?

1 Answer | Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) for Connecticut on
Answered on Feb 19, 2019
Peter D. Mlynek's answer
No. There are many cases where a contract between the patent owner and the licensee stipulated that the licensee will pay royalties even after the patent expires or is found invalid. In such cases, courts have always ruled that such stipulations are not enforceable, under the theory that such stipulations illegally restrain free commerce.

So, no, unless there is something more to your contract, you should not have to pay a royalty.

Q: Can the executor of an estate transfer a $20K IRA claim in bankruptcy, from the estate to the executor?

2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy for Connecticut on
Answered on Feb 8, 2019
Alan S. Dambrov's answer
Yes, attache a copy of your appointment. If you have any questions about the form, call the clerk of the Bankruptcy Court. Good Luck.

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