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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Connecticut on

Q: What can i do for my child to stay with his mother without loosing his residency?

He is only 6 years old went for vacation to his mother and doesn't want to come back

Nadia Lewis answered on Aug 20, 2019

Are you a U.S citizen? If you are then you should look at getting him U.S citizenship, one temporary fix could be having him come back to the U.S and filing for a re-entry permit.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Connecticut on

Q: Last year Aug 2018 my husband did i 130 form, which was approved in april 2019 this year.

My husband is a u.s citizen. I came to the u.s in may on my b2 visa given 6 mnths which expires in November. I decided to stay and we decided to do adjustment of status which was sent to Chicago IL uscis. I want to know if adjustment of status will increase my green card process time ? will i have... Read more »

Stephen Arnold Black answered on Aug 14, 2019

Not enough facts to answer your question. Is your husband a US citizen? If not, Is your husband a green card holder? Different rules apply to your case depending on the answers to these two questions.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Connecticut on

Q: Arrested 2009 misdemeanor. Case destroyed per Superior Courts Records

Can this case be seen when I apply for subsidized housing? Thank you.

Allan F. Friedman answered on Aug 13, 2019

The answer depends on what "destroyed" means. If your case was dismissed or nolled and then later "destroyed" then pursuant to Connecticut's erasure statute you are deemed to have never been arrested. Without more specific details it is impossible to give a more precise answer

2 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning and Probate for Connecticut on

Q: Hi, my husband passed in June here in Connecticut. I'm trying to understand if I'm responsible for his medical bills.

Thank you

Nicole M. Camporeale answered on Aug 13, 2019

I am sorry to hear of the loss of your husband. Regarding his debts, in particular medical bills, it depends. Generally speaking, debts in the sole name of the deceased individual are only the responsibility of the decedent's estate, not surviving family. This means, any probate assets he owned,... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Connecticut on

Q: Can i keep my registered firearms in my home even after my gun license has been revoked? Also, what statue says this ?

Im being charged with failure to surrender firearms after being pulled over and finding out my gun license was revoked. Prior to being pulled over i was not informed in writing that my gun license was revoked . So during the pull over i did have my firearm in my vehicle. I called the Special... Read more »

Allan F. Friedman answered on Aug 10, 2019

Your question is missing a of important facts. Why not avail yourself of a free consultation with a licensed Connecticut criminal defense attorney and go over all the details of your situation so you can get the best possible outcome? It sounds to me like the best possible outcome would be if... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Connecticut on

Q: Is incest within 2 consentual adults illegal in the state of Connecticut?

Max Lavit Rosenberg answered on Aug 8, 2019

Incest is defined in Connecticut code § 53a-19. It is a Class D Felony that can subject someone to imprisonment between 1 and 5 years and can be accompanied by a fine of up to $5,000.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Connecticut on

Q: Can I bring a 'quiet title petition' to a Ct. court similar to small claims court? Is there a form?

Is this best left to a lawyer?

Max Lavit Rosenberg answered on Aug 8, 2019

This is definitely best left to a lawyer. It is not the most complex aspect of litigation that you might attempt to tackle, but if you want this done properly, do not represent yourself. There are plenty of firms, including my own, that have experience and interest in pursuing this type of... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Connecticut on

Q: I filed a NOL for TY2015 in March 2019, that allows the NOL to be carried to closed TY's 2013/2014, The IRS processed &

refunded, but CT says it is passed statute of limitations. What can I do to argue this?

Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jul 31, 2019

The statute of limitations controlling net operating losses can (and very often is) be very different for the federal government as it is for the several states; look it up.

1 Answer | Asked in Banking, Civil Litigation, Federal Crimes and Identity Theft for Connecticut on

Q: Hello...I have a question regarding bank / mortgage fraud.

Hello...In 2008 I found out my wife was cheating on me. We stayed together for the sake of our newborn baby girl. Fast forward to about a month ago. I found out that she and the guy she was with remortgaged our home for $160,000. She gave him all my info and he posed as me when they went for the... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jul 22, 2019

If the fraudulent mortgage was created sometime after July 2009 then the statute may not have run yet. Find out fast.

Another way to get around the statute is to alleged exactly what you said here: That you did not know about the fraud until recently; in most states fraud statutes do not...
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1 Answer | Asked in Legal Malpractice for Connecticut on

Q: Need a legal mal practice attorney near Norwalk CT

Need to sue my real estate attorney

Max Lavit Rosenberg answered on Jul 19, 2019

I would be very interested in knowing more about your case. How did your attorney commit malpractice?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Connecticut on

Q: I have been charged for 2nd degree larceny by ex employer. First time offender in CT

I was fired in February and just got notified in June this was happening. Never been in trouble before. He claims I didn’t work the hours I did and the raise he gave me never happened. My raise went through payroll and he looks at the records all the time. All raises are verbal nothing in writing.

Allan F. Friedman answered on Jul 18, 2019

Sounds like this should me more of a civil case than a criminal case. I suggest that you speak with an experienced criminal defense lawyer who offers free consultations to get some advice specific to your case. You don't give enough details in your question here to provide a useful legal opinion... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Connecticut on

Q: CT code Sec. 53a-96.

Would this be classified as domestic violence charge if alleged victim is a gf and they have a kid together?

Allan F. Friedman answered on Jul 11, 2019

The classification of a crime as domestic violence depends on two factors - 1. the relationship between the accused and the victim. A dating relationship would fall within the scope of the domestic violence statutes. 2. the nature of the crime is one of violence - unlawful restraint is a crime... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Connecticut on

Q: my bf back home in ct just got arrested for "criminal violence of protective order df" bond is 5k. how serious is this?

Matthew A. Crockett answered on Jul 9, 2019

Violations of any order of protection (e.g. restraining, standing, or protective) are treated seriously in Connecticut by the fact that these offenses are D felonies which carry possible jail of up to 5 years. However, how the offense will be viewed by prosecutors and judges depends on many... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Connecticut on

Q: what is the maximum punishment for a minor for second degree criminal mischief

Allan F. Friedman answered on Jul 8, 2019

There is no "minor" or "serious" 2nd degree criminal mischief - a/k/a vandalism - the elements of the crime involve intentional damage to property in the amount greater than $250 - (there is a subsection dealing with property of utilities or mode of public transportation) - it is a class A... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Connecticut on

Q: My mother was bitten by fleas in a casino at a gaming table, does she have a case to sue?

My mother was bitten by fleas in a casino at a gaming table, does she have a case to sue? She had to go to the ER with severe swelling on her legs. The casino acknowledged that they do have a flea problem. The incident occurred in Foxwoods casino in CT. We live in New Jersey.

Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 6, 2019

It's possible she could, but a fundamental issue that would determine the strength of such a case would be establishing a causal relationship between her injuries/damages and exposure to the fleas at the casino. One of the challenges that could arise as a legal defense is that fleas are prevalent... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy for Connecticut on

Q: I filed for chapter 7 last year and it was discharged and closed. Can I reclaim my portion of assests that were bought?

I owned part of my grandmas house and also half of a boat. The trustee bought out the house from my uncle and boat from my brother. Do I have to take my name off everything regarding those like the deed and registration? Would anything ever happen if I didnt? Can I ever reclaim my portion back from... Read more »

Timothy Denison answered on Jul 6, 2019

No. The assets which were purchased were used to pay your debts. Unless the trustee abandoned interest, you no longer have any ownership in the assets.

1 Answer | Asked in Banking and Small Claims for Connecticut on

Q: I got scammed and my bank has the person’s information who did it but cannot give it to me what can I do??

I got scammed for concert tickets. I sent the money through Zelle. My bank launched an investigation and it took them 2 weeks to find the person who did it. They told me they have the persons name but cannot give it to me without a subpoena. I tried to go to small claims but they said to even get... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jun 25, 2019

Why do you want the scammer's name? You should concentrate on getting the money back; and the bank and regulatory authorities are much better at doing that than you are.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Connecticut on

Q: my ex recently signed a contract in court & is trying to back out on it, can I summon her without my lawyer being there?

Just wondering , the contract is in black & white, & I really don’t want to have to pay $500 an hour for my lawyer to be present if they don’t have to be..

Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jun 18, 2019

If you have a lawyer who has entered an appearance in the case, the court may not allow you to bypass them. An option is to fire the lawyer; however, if things go south again you may regret it.

1 Answer | Asked in Probate for Connecticut on

Q: must the executor of an estate, which has been through probate, have an attorney

The Estate has been through probate. What is left is distribution of title due to a contingency which has occurred.

Matthew A. Wiley answered on Jun 17, 2019

An attorney is not required in Connecticut to go through the probate process. Though it is generally a huge help. Probate in CT is a complicated process in which you may not even realize a mistake was made for many years after the estate was "closed". To avoid these types of issues I personally... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Connecticut on

Q: Is it a violation of an AR in Connecticut to be arrested in a civil proceeding?

My ex is on an A.R. in CT. for 2 misdemeanors and 2 felony charges relating to cruelty to animals. He just spent a night in jail for a Capius Mittimus for child support with his 1st ex-wife. I'm waiting for a martial to pick him up on a Capias issued for contempt of court on my finalized divorce... Read more »

Allan F. Friedman answered on Jun 15, 2019

A civil contempt is not a criminal arrest. It will have no effect on the A/R program and no need to notify. Civil arrests based upon non compliance with Court orders are totally separate matters from criminal arrests. Of course any criminal arrest for which probable cause is found could... Read more »

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