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Connecticut Questions & Answers

Q: My divorce in CT stated that I fully own my house in Colombia, my ex-husband won't sign the sale unless compensated

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Connecticut on
Answered on Jun 25, 2017

You can ask the Connecticut court to compel him to sign the Colombian sale documents, but proof that he refuses to sign isn't likely to aid you in purchasing a home in Florida. Instead, you probably need the sale proceeds.
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Q: I have a pending lawsuit against me that my insurance taking care of. Question is, can I still enlist in the military?

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Military Law for Connecticut on
Answered on Jun 24, 2017

Yes, having a car accident case pending is no reason you cannot enlist in the military. Presumably the pending lawsuit is for negligence while operating a motor vehicle.
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Q: I signed a student loan for my daughter and now she does not want to pay what is my recourse. What type of lawyer do I n

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law, Collections and Consumer Law for Connecticut on
Answered on Jun 21, 2017

it depends on the type of student loan what type of relief may be available to you. Most bankruptcy attorneys are able to give you helpful advice how to approach this problem.
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Q: Is it illegal for me to walk around or text everyone I see that I love a specific person?

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander and Criminal Law for Connecticut on
Answered on Jun 10, 2017

Is there a peace order or protective order against you? Is she a minor and you are not? These questions would affect the answer to this.
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Q: Can i get help if i have ruined my life in my country and i have an american child?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Immigration Law, Gov & Administrative Law and International Law for Connecticut on
Answered on Jun 1, 2017

Children can file immediate relative petitions for their parents after they've turned 21 years of age. However, there are a lot of other facts missing from your post that may be relevant to your case, and you should speak to an experienced immigration attorney to see if you could qualify for anything like asylum, protective status, or parole. If you are in Connecticut, the following link might help in finding someone:...
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Q: Can the insurance co. pay over book val of car if they say it is total loss but its repairable?

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Connecticut on
Answered on May 25, 2017

You need to consult with a personal injury lawyer with experience as soon as possible. A good attorney can handle all of these issues with and for you. Please feel free to contact me today as we handle these types of matters regularly and would be happy to speak with you. 203.870.6700.
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Q: Hello I was recently involved in an accident.. I was issued a court summons without a docket number Is this vaild!?.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Connecticut on
Answered on May 23, 2017

If the summons is for the ticket there may or may not be a docket number. However you don't want to ignore it. You want to have a lawyer who handles cases before the court in the county where it happened handle it.
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Q: If your in a place that is being raided for a search&sezure can the officers actually cavitysearch you in the house

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Connecticut on
Answered on May 20, 2017

A cavity search is highly intrusive, and would generally need to be justified by a warrant.
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Q: Q: What if a 15year old has sexual relations with an 18yearold but both of the parents give consent, is it still illegal

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Connecticut on
Answered on May 17, 2017

Not only is it still illegal, its also wrong and immoral. Just because you "think" the parents all approve does not make anything right or legal. Parents may be able to give consent to minor's to marry but they cannot give consent to statutory rape. An 18 year old having sex with a 15 year old is committing statutory rape. Please date guys and girls above the age of consent. A 15 year old has not even finished going through puberty and has just started high-school. An 18 year old should be...
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Q: If an accident happens that isnt my fault and my car is totaled, can i sue for the amount owed after insurance?

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Connecticut on
Answered on May 15, 2017

You definitely should seek experienced legal counsel to take care of the multiple issues here. I would be happy to see you as soon as you are available, to get started moving forward. Please feel free to contact us 203.870.6700.
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Q: Is there any lawyer in Waterbury that do not ask for upfront fee, and get paid once case is settled?

4 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Family Law and Car Accidents for Connecticut on
Answered on May 4, 2017

For a car accident - Absolutely. For a family case - Never, never, never.
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Q: My husband is a LLC owner from Iowa who was shut down last week by Dept. of Labor for no worker's comp, and will be fine

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Connecticut on
Answered on Apr 26, 2017

Contact a local attorney. You need legal assistance far beyond what can be provided in this simple Q&A format.
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Q: If my dad left everything to my mom at his death in his will do we have to probate the will? State of Connecticut

1 Answer | Asked in Probate for Connecticut on
Answered on Apr 15, 2017

IF there is property in dad's name alone then yes, the ONLY way to transfer the property to mom's name is by probate. If ALL the assets owned at the time of death were joint with rights of survivorship, or had named beneficiaries (like life insurance etc.) the there will probably NOT be a need for probate.

If you are unsure, you need to speak with a local estate/probate attorney to 'get the whole story'. Facts can be complicated, and the ONLY way to know for sure is to review all the...
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Q: Honda put out recall for a possible exploding airbag w/ metal shrapnel 2 months ago. I just received notice now.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Products Liability for Connecticut on
Answered on Mar 29, 2017

Get your airbag fixed.See if they pay rental.
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Q: I'm being sued, what do I need to do?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Connecticut on
Answered on Mar 29, 2017

Notify your insurance.Call them, send them a fax with the claim# on it, send them a certified return receipt letter. Enclose a copy of the complaint or writ or both.
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Q: Will my bf be released on his next court day on April? He was arrested on march 13 for LARCENY, SECOND DEGREE CF.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Connecticut on
Answered on Mar 27, 2017

He needs to post bail. Feel free to contact me for a good local bail bondsman. This is a serious enough crime that it is a class C felony and not a misdemeanor. Its punishable by up to 10 years in Prison and/ or Fines of up to $10,000

He needs a lawyer . Please review the Connecticut Code - Sec. 53a-123. Larceny in the second degree: Class C felony.
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Q: My wages were garnished by the IRS due to back taxes the garnishment was stopped and I was since declared noncollecta

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Connecticut on
Answered on Mar 26, 2017

No, federal income taxes are not deductible.
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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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