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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
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 Contracts, Real Estate Law and Civil Litigation for Connecticut on
Q: I wasnt allowed to submit a police report as evidence in a civil case. Judge said it wasnt "certified". What is?

I couldn't afford an attorney, I filed a civil case pro se. The police report was the "smoking gun" and had the facts. The judge would not allow it as evidence because it was not "certified". I contacted that police department, they are unaware of what a "certified police report is". I spoke with a... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Apr 3, 2019

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... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Litigation and Contracts for Connecticut on
Q: I did a lawsuit am recieving 35000 how much my lawyer keeps
Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black answered on Nov 30, 2018

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... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Civil Litigation and Estate Planning for Connecticut on
Q: If my mother changes her original will from leaving everything to me( I'm only child) to my 2 daugthers what can i do?

Mother also is has in new will that everything she ever gave me in my house ( she co signed for, but never lived in) she is willing to them.

Matthew A. Wiley
Matthew A. Wiley answered on Oct 24, 2017

Not a whole lot. Assuring you mother has capacity she is her own person to will her assets to whoever she chooses.

Disclaimer: The foregoing answer does not constitute legal advice, is provided for informational and educational purposes only for persons interested in the subject matter....
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Probate for Connecticut on
Q: In CT, is it mandatory to notify non-beneficiaries? Sending me details of uncle excluding me seems cruel & unnecessary.

He was widower with no children, no surviving siblings - but his will clearly denoted which nieces/nephews benefit (he left nothing to two of us - as was his right). But it is raising old family trauma to be sent probate notices and the will details. I've been suicidal as result (I have PTSD). This... Read more »

Matthew A. Wiley
Matthew A. Wiley answered on Oct 5, 2017

In Connecticut certain family members are required notice parties. That means by law they are required to let you know about the documents filed in probate court. If you write a letter to the probate court and your families attorney explaining that you do not want to receive any further notices... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Criminal Law and Civil Litigation for Connecticut on
Q: A 23 yr old was teaching his 17 year old brother to drive and hit 4 parked cars, totaling mine. No registration or

or insurance & plates are registered to a different vehicle/mystery person. The 17 yr old fled the scene but was quickly found and both were arrested. No one was hurt but between depreciation book value and still owing on a car loan, the financial loss is absolutely devastating to me. I have no... Read more »

William Head
William Head answered on Aug 14, 2017

If you gave permission to them, that will be a tough sell to your insurance company. If taken without permission, you are in better shape.

Your best bet may be to contact the prosecutor, explain the issues, and request (politely) that any resolution of the criminal charges INCLUDE...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Collections and Consumer Law for Connecticut on
Q: A levy was put on my chase business acct. is there any way to remove it.I owe money to an advance lending company
Max Lavit Rosenberg
Max Lavit Rosenberg answered on Jul 1, 2017

Filing bankruptcy will remove the bank execution. Please contact us if you would like to set up a consultation to explore your options 203.870.6700

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Connecticut on
Q: How can I find pending civil cases for connecticut online?
Sally A. Roberts
Sally A. Roberts answered on Feb 10, 2017

You can start on Googe - plus in any case name. You can look on the CT Judicial Branch website and look up cases there as well. Here is the link: http://www.jud.state.ct.us/

Sally Roberts

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Animal / Dog Law, Civil Litigation and Libel & Slander for Connecticut on
Q: is there anyone willing to take on a CT state trooper?

A few years ago (may be to late) a CT State trooper in uniform off of his shift arrived at my home and tried to steal a dog from me that his friend wanted. This friend and he made up a story about animal abuse which was unfounded. In the end he stole my horse who I had owned for almost 20 years. He... Read more »

Sally A. Roberts
Sally A. Roberts answered on Oct 8, 2016

Before addressing the merits you first need to tell us the date of the incident(s) so that we could determine whether the statute of limitations is an issue.

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Civil Litigation for Connecticut on
Q: Should I be compensated for lost warranties when a vehicle is declared "totaled" in an accident?

Space constraints forced deletion of earlier content.

Re Peter Munsing's reply: Approx. $1k of individual parts are warrantied as long as I own the vehicle, almost unconditionally, independent of any time or mileage, and as many times as they break or wear out. If compensation should be... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Aug 23, 2016

If you bought an extended warranty, yes. As far as parts, you can try if you can show it was very recently purchased. However most parts are not recoverable as that is considered "routine maintenance." As to the "lost opportunity" of the used parts you can't use now, I don't see that. However if... Read more »

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