Connecticut Questions & Answers

Q: 19 years old and in school, under investigation, should he have an attorney? My son is accused of insighting peace?!

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Connecticut on
Answered on Feb 21, 2018

1. He should absolutely speak to a criminal defense attorney.

2. He should absolutely NOT speak with Police - or anyone else - about the allegations until he has spoken to an attorney.
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Q: One of my conditons on probation are not being around minors, the judge won’t modify to see my son because I violated..

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Connecticut on
Answered on Feb 20, 2018

The Judge is passing the buck - he or she CAN modify the conditions of your probation such that you may have contact with one specific minor, your son. Other than that, Probation has essentially the same authority as a judge to limit your freedom.

Your best bet might be to have your lawyer - or hire a new one - speak with the Prosecutor and try to convince he or she to agree; then your lawyer can file a formal Motion to Modify with a decent chance of passing muster with the Judge.
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Q: Is every accident-related death a possible wrongful death case?

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Connecticut on
Answered on Feb 18, 2018

If a case were filed claiming negligence or willful and wanton conduct by the party or parties who caused the death, then yes that would amount to a wrongful death claim and a separate count for a survival action if the decedent survived the injuries that caused the death for any length of time. In short, the answer to your question is yes.
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Q: Are there any kind of special taxes involved when purchasing a foreclosed property?

1 Answer | Asked in Foreclosure for Connecticut on
Answered on Feb 9, 2018

If your buying property from bank that foreclosed or entity they assigned property to the seller is responsible for all real estate taxes due up to point of sale. The sales conveyance tax in this state is paid by the seller not the buyers.
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Q: Where can I find a Lawyer to help me Sue my present Lawyer for Attorney- Client sexual relations?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Legal Malpractice for Connecticut on
Answered on Feb 8, 2018

The first thing I suggest is that you seek an attorney from a town far away from that in which the subject attorney practice law, as local lawyers are generally a fairly tight group and do not like going after one another. Beside that, you simply need to find firms that do civil litigation and start calling around.
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Q: My friend is being verbally and physically abused by her husband who is in a wheelchair can he be arrested for abuse?

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence, Family Law and Criminal Law for Connecticut on
Answered on Feb 8, 2018

Yes, if the man is abusing the person physically that is an Assault, and the verbal abuse most likely equates to Disorderly Conduct, Harassment or perhaps Threatening.
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Q: Can an employer deny me time to see a Dr. for an injury caused by my job, that was reported the day it happened? etc.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Connecticut on
Answered on Feb 5, 2018

Ref your question. You are being restrained / deprived by your employer of paid time for medical treatment with regard to severe dental work related injuries coupled with doctor's delayed appointment. As many other issues such as abuse of authority, hostile work environment, denial of your due rights, etc. have emerged, you are advised to immediately seek consultation with an Attorney of your local jurisdiction for specific advice and follow up legal action.
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Q: I am drafting up my will. Do I have to name my wife to take care of our kids if I die?

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning for Connecticut on
Answered on Feb 5, 2018

It is always recommended that you see the assistance of a licensed attorney to drafting your Will. DIY Wills can cause more harm then good if not executed properly.
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Q: Does my US green card last name (last name obtained through marriage in the US) have to match with my national passport?

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Connecticut on
Answered on Jan 29, 2018

Your name will be listed as stated on the Form I-485, which could be different from your passport. If you changed your name after marriage, we recommend you update your passport to reflect that fact. Otherwise, be prepared to take you marriage certificate with you to show the name change.
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Q: I was arrested and the charges were dismissed if the record is expunged can the government ever retrieve or resserect it

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Connecticut on
Answered on Jan 24, 2018

Pursuant to Connecticut General Statutes § 54-142d (the Erasure Statute), once your charges are dismissed, then are no longer available to the public. In fact, Connecticut General Statutes §54-142e allows someone to swear under oath that they were never arrested. That being said, the court can always find those records in order to confirm how a case was disposed; for example, if your charges were dismissed because you utilized a diversionary program that can only be used once, AND you...
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Q: Hello, I am a low income senior & I have two questions about my existing will.

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning for Connecticut on
Answered on Jan 24, 2018

#1. The address change should not make a material difference with regard to your will being valid.

#2. If your will disposes of the "residue" of your estate, which all well drafted wills should, then your condo would be included in that residue and would be distributed according to who you chose to leave those assets to. If that is not the case, the yes, you definitely should update your will. If you died without properly leaving the condo to a person/people in your will then the condo...
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Q: my father passed away in 76 with no will. and owned a home with my mom.. she sold the house .. are we entitled to money?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Real Estate Law for Connecticut on
Answered on Jan 12, 2018

The answer depends on how she owned the home. Most likely, she and your father owned the home as Joint Tenants with Right of Survivorship. This would mean that both of them owned the entire interest in the property equally and entirely, so when your father died, she would have remained as the sole owner. This happens automatically by operation of law and no transfer occurs. Thus when she sold the home, she would have been entitled to all of the proceeds because she would have been the sole...
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Q: I am unclear what amount should be entered in Section 3, Part 2 of form CT-706NT for my husband's monthly pension.

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning and Probate for Connecticut on
Answered on Dec 29, 2017

This is actually a pretty complicated question. Both options you have suggested are the wrong answer. You should meet with an attorney to discuss the options and the pros and cons of classification. From my perspective their are three options:

1. It is not listed as the type of account may be exempt (facts will matter)

2. The bank can give you a form 712 or some type of value for it.

3. You can manually calculate the time over money and include it.

I apologize...
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Q: What is the best way to prove mental anguish and suffering as the result of my husband's wrongful death in a car

1 Answer | Asked in Wrongful Death for Connecticut on
Answered on Dec 28, 2017

I can put you in touch with an excellent attorney whom I've known and associated with. Please feel free to call me.
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Q: Hi, We live in Connecticut,USA.We bought a commercial plaza in Here in June 2017.When we purchased,the previous owner

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Real Estate Law for Connecticut on
Answered on Dec 25, 2017

It appears your purchase deal has already been completed and you are owning that plaza now. Whatever was quoted prior to your purchase should have been assessed and verified at your end, which you probably did not. To undo your deal or to claim the loss that you foresee would be a long and complex litigation. In absence of documentations specific advice cannot be rendered. However, you may consult Attorney of your local jurisdiction for a specific advice.
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Q: In CT, are all listed beneficiaries owed a copy of the final estate accounting by the fiduciary/executor?

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning for Connecticut on
Answered on Dec 7, 2017

Yes, the Executor (or attorney representing the executor) is required to provide notice to all beneficiaries of an estate with regard to the final accounting. This is a Probate Court form that the Executor completes which shows all of the money that came into the estate and all of the expeneses that the estate incurred during Probate. It also shows the distributions to beneficiaries that have been made and/or will be made based on the balance that remains after expenses are paid.

This...
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Q: For a discharged Chap 7. Do you need court approval for a mortgage loan modification?

2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy for Connecticut on
Answered on Dec 7, 2017

Usually, you do not. In chapter 13, you would file a motion to approve mortgage modification. In chapter 7 you do not need court permission to incur new debt. Contact your bankruptcy attorney and inquire why your case remains open. If you do not have an attorney, now is the time to hire one. You can search for an attorney using the Justia "Find a Lawyer" link at the top of this page.
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Q: My brother and I own a home together. He wants to sign his half over to me. How do we go about it? We live in CT.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Connecticut on
Answered on Dec 6, 2017

A deed and accompanying transfer documents need to be signed, acknowledged and recorded with the county recorder’s office in fully recordable form.
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Q: For a name change through probate court, how is the domicile proven?

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

I don't believe you need to prove your domicile for change of name. Besides completing the required forms, you must provide your birth certificate and two forms of identification, one of which will likely be your driver's license which shows the town you live in. Domicile is mostly just to make sure that the Court has jurisdiction over you as a resident within the area that Court covers. Ex. the Milford/Orange Probate Court has jurisdiction over residents of Milford, CT and Orange, CT.
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Q: What estate rights do I have to my boyfriends savings accts? We have lived together 30 years.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Probate for Connecticut on
Answered on Dec 4, 2017

You have no legal right to this money just by virtue of being together for 30 years. If you have any written agreement for money he owes you, that would be your only recourse.

I recommend that he leave you anything he wishes to in his Will.
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