Connecticut Questions & Answers

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.

Q: If a foreclosure does not show on the credit reports must/should it be included on a mortgage application?

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Connecticut on
Answered on Feb 4, 2019
Max Lavit Rosenberg's answer
You would be well advised to answer all questions honestly to avoid fraud.

Q: I received a parking ticket in Bridgeport CT for parking too close to a crosswalk. other states say signage is key.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Connecticut on
Answered on Feb 4, 2019
Max Lavit Rosenberg's answer
You can contest the ticket and take it to court. You may be able to persuade the state's attorney that you are correct.

Q: If a foreclosure does not show on the credit reports must it be disclosed when applying for a mortgage?

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Connecticut on
Answered on Feb 4, 2019
Max Lavit Rosenberg's answer
You must absolutely fill out your application honestly. If you do not, you may be liable for fraud.

Q: How to get help for foreclosure do to back taxes . I'm trying to get relief writTen Statues Section 49-31d to 49-31i

1 Answer | Asked in Foreclosure and Tax Law for Connecticut on
Answered on Jan 17, 2019
Linda Simmons Campbell's answer
Go to the Connecticut Judicial Branch website. Under the Public tab you will see forms. Do a search for the forms that you need. If you cannot find the form you need you can try calling the courthouse. Some of the Court Clerks are more helpful than others. Try calling them and see if they can offer you any assistance. If you cannot afford to hire someone you can also try going to and see if there are any agencies that can offer you low cost/free services.

Q: Are school districts liable for injuries in a gym because of no protection on block walls

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Connecticut on
Answered on Jan 17, 2019
Michael Bersani's answer
It depends on how close the walls were to the activity, and what the activity was, and whether there had been prior accidents where such protection would have prevented or diminished injuries.

Q: I a year ago me my ex and my grandmother we bought a home and we brokeup so i would like to know how can i take him out

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Family Law for Connecticut on
Answered on Jan 15, 2019
Nicole M. Camporeale's answer
There is no way to remove a joint owner from real property without them agreeing and signing a deed to transfer it to you/your grandmother. If he will not cooperate, my advice is to consult a family law attorney to see if they can advise how it might be possible to force a division of the property or provide a favorable alternative.

Q: I have some questions about a couple general statutes in CT

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Connecticut on
Answered on Jan 15, 2019
Nicole M. Camporeale's answer
Please advise what your question is specifically in order to receive a helpful answer. Thanks!

Q: It was just determined yesterday that our property assessment (house) was being taxed on a structure size that was drawn

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Tax Law for Connecticut on
Answered on Jan 15, 2019
Nicole M. Camporeale's answer
Contact the town assessor's office to ask this question of the assessor. The property should be reassessed. If it was incorrect they may answer that question for you.

Q: 2 names listed on title but manner in which title is held is one name SOLELY

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning and Real Estate Law for Connecticut on
Answered on Jan 15, 2019
Nicole M. Camporeale's answer
From the facts you've provided, it seems as though your mom is a co-borrower on the loan/mortgage but is not a co-owner of the property itself. While this is beneficial for you, it is less beneficial for your mom. I would recommend consulting with the real estate attorney that handled your refinance so he/she can provide an accurate answer based specifically on your situation as they have first hand knowledge of your closing, while I do not.

I believe this would mean that if you died,...

Q: Should I answer "Yes" to all Questions related to the U.S. Constitution while filling my (N-400)?

1 Answer | Asked in Constitutional Law and Immigration Law for Connecticut on
Answered on Jan 14, 2019
Kelli Y Allen's answer
Even though you know it is highly unlikely that she would ever be asked to bear arms for the U.S., in order to naturalize, she must be willing to answer that question "yes".

Q: We are starting a podcast and I'm wondering if using Butterbeer in the name could get us into trademark trouble?

1 Answer | Asked in Trademark for Connecticut on
Answered on Jan 11, 2019
John Martin Hilla's answer
If using any unique signifier from any pre-existing source (Harry Potter novels/movies, in this case), I would indeed worry about that.

Your first step before committing to that brand is to consult with a trademark registration attorney who, will be able, in addition to registration process services, also be able to assist you with a comprehensive search of existing registered trademarks in the Federal database, state-based and common law marks, and other brands, domain-names, and...

Q: hit and run but no injury. car totaled, what my option?

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Connecticut on
Answered on Dec 16, 2018
Peter Munsing's answer
See if there were any intersection cameras or security cameras covering where it happened. Then if you have collision run it through that. If not, if you don't have someone to go after that's it. You may have a casualty deduction on your taxes but talk to an accountant about that.

Q: My mother got shocked due to touching an exposed lamp wire at a hotel that wasn't easily noticeable. She sustained

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Connecticut on
Answered on Dec 15, 2018
Timur Akpinar's answer
It could be the hotel and/or the lamp manufacturer, depending on the circumstances of how the wire came to be exposed. You could consult with a Connecticut attorney who could investigate the matter further and review the medical records.

Tim Akpinar

Q: I delivered a car but the person died before he paid for it. Can I send the bill to his kids?

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning and Probate for Connecticut on
Answered on Dec 8, 2018
Matthew A. Wiley's answer
You can do whatever you want to do. However, technically you need to file a claim against his estate. If you do not file the claim following a very specific set of rules your request for money can legally be denied. Generally the claim must be sent to his executor (which is published in the newspaper) within either 3 months or 5 months depending on the very specific rule that applies.

Needless to say do not delay and it probably makes sense to have an attorney file the claim for you to...

Q: I did a lawsuit am recieving 35000 how much my lawyer keeps

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Litigation and Contracts for Connecticut on
Answered on Nov 30, 2018
Stephen Arnold Black's answer
That depends on a variety of factors. How much your counsel advanced in costs to prosecute your case; whether a lawsuit was filed in court which would most likely increase the attorneys fees clause provision in the contract; how much, if any the medical lien was...there may be more factors. Ask your counsel for a settlement statement when the case is finalized for a breakdown of all fees, liens and costs. State bar rules require that the client be furnished with said closing statement. Good...

Q: What kind of charges do you get for a second dui?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and DUI / DWI for Connecticut on
Answered on Nov 23, 2018
Salvatore Bonanno's answer
You’re still charged with a dui; however, if you have a prior dui conviction, then the 2nd dui exposes you to 120-day mandatory minimum jail sentence and a felony conviction for the 2nd dui.

Hire an experienced attorney to get the best chance to avoid jail.

Q: How long does someone have to do in jail for not appearing to their halfway house when they'r supposed to?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Connecticut on
Answered on Nov 19, 2018
Salvatore Bonanno's answer
It depends on what happens at court. If he's charged with escape, the consequences could be severe. If there's a good explanation as to why he didn't return on time, the matter could be resolved without any jail. Hard to tell. He needs to have an attorney representing him.

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