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1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Family Law for Connecticut on

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

Of the deed and the mortgage because im having problems that he does not want to cooperate

Nicole M. Camporeale answered on Jan 15, 2019

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... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Immigration Law for Connecticut on

Q: How do I legally use my married name before my on process i751?

I failed to use my married name when I applied for adjustment of status through marriage. Now i updated it on my i751 but its still on process. I need my name change on my ssn card to get a drivers license but my 2 year green card is expired. What should i do?

Carl Shusterman answered on May 25, 2018

Since you updated your name on your I-751, there is no immigration law issue. You need to talk with the SSA and the DMV about how to update your name on your SS card and your drivers license.

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning and Family Law for Connecticut on

Q: What can I do if the executor of the estate is not abiding by the provisions/directions of a will?

Steven Basche answered on Apr 3, 2018

You can contact the probate court and possibly ask that the executor be removed for failing to act in accordance with the will. My best advice is to start with the probate court. Even a letter to the judge may get the issue front and center.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Family Law and Tax Law for Connecticut on

Q: If we have joint custody then who get to file for taxes we are not together and baby lives with me the whole year

He does owe child support 620 but tries to stay current on his child support payments he skips his visits some time a month then pops up to show up 2 or 3 time a month I support more income for our child and now he is filing for contempt because I didn't proved him our child's social sercurity card... Read more »

Linda Simmons Campbell answered on Mar 8, 2018

You need to look at your agreement. It is usually spelled out in the agreement who gets to claim the child and if he loses the right to claim the child if he is behind on child support payments.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Probate for Connecticut on

Q: What estate rights do I have to my boyfriends savings accts? We have lived together 30 years.

He has adult children.

Nicole M. Camporeale 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.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Tax Law and Business Law for Connecticut on

Q: Can my boyfriend sue his uncle?

Uncle opened a business in boyfriend's name a few years ago. Uncle kicked him out later. Boyfriend asked to have his name removed. Uncle cut off all contact. IRS just took nearly $3000 out of boyfriend's bank account today. There is literally no other reason for the IRS to take the money unless the... Read more »

Linda Simmons Campbell answered on Nov 14, 2017

Your boyfriend needs to set up a consultation with a tax attorney. Most of us offer a free consultation. Unfortunately there is not enough detail here to give you an accurate answer. This would likely be a very difficult matter to resolve on his own particularly if, as I suspect, this is due to... Read more »

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 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 Family Law, Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for Connecticut on

Q: Is it possible to file a civil lawsuits involving two defendants related to one case and have it all settled within 6 mo

Injuries: back, pelvis, hip

Defendants: driver & the company

Lost work: 1year

John A. Collins III answered on Sep 25, 2017

Your questions raises more questions. Yes, it's possible to settle a case within 6 months. Whether you should do so depends on the nature of your injuries, the liability of the involved drivers, and the willingness of the insurance company to resolve the matter. If you have to file suit in CT it... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Banking, Consumer Law and Family Law for Connecticut on

Q: I lived with my x girl house were not married my checks from work got direct deposit into her bank can i get it back

We were not married and had nothing in writing about any agreement and everything was under her name

Max Lavit Rosenberg answered on Aug 11, 2017

It will depend on how this all transpired. Did you authorize this transfer somehow? Did she commit identity fraud? Your question is still somewhat vague.

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment, Criminal Law and Family Law for Connecticut on

Q: My ex husband was arrested for sexual assault on a 11 year old girl. He confessed it and now someone bailed him out.

I am very concerned because we have a 9 in 6 year old daughter and even though this was the first time he got caught but I found out that he has done this before to his niece years ago. I want to get full custody of them even though they're living with me and our Arrangements was flexible but in... Read more »

Max Lavit Rosenberg answered on Jul 27, 2017

I am so sorry you find yourself in this terrible situation. The best advice I can offer you is to seek experienced family law counsel. Perhaps you might get a temporary restraining order if you are in fear for yours and your children's safety, by going to the police. You might be able to get a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Landlord - Tenant and Real Estate Law for Connecticut on

Q: Hi.Do I have to reimburse my live-in boyfriend for money he invested in my home's renovations after we separate?

We both contributed money to the renovation of my home. My boyfriend, I believe, is legally considered a tenant. He pays me rent every month and I pay for everything else. We are separating and he wants me to compensate him for the money that he contributed to the renovations. 1.) Do I have to... Read more »

Nicole M. Camporeale answered on Jul 12, 2017

You need to consult with an attorney on this. You have too many specific questions to get a legal answer online. Attorneys will not feel comfortable providing answers that you may follow through with without getting the full facts and circumstances. This can turn into a complicated situation so my... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Estate Planning and Securities Law for Connecticut on

Q: Can my friend regain control of his own money?

He has cerebral palsey but had always handled his own money, maunly stock holdings given by his father. His father and mother have passed, his sister and bro in law now control his money in a trust. He has grown unhappy with this arrangement. Can he regain control over his money, apparently between... Read more »

Nicole M. Camporeale answered on Jul 12, 2017

This question requires much more information to give a good answer. 1. it depends what type of trust. is it revocable, irrevocable, is it a special needs trust? 2. is your friend on government benefits? if so he would not want to have control over the assets as he would likely be disqualified from... Read more »

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

Q: Is there any lawyer in Waterbury that do not ask for upfront fee, and get paid once case is settled?

Max Lavit Rosenberg answered on May 4, 2017

For a car accident - Absolutely. For a family case - Never, never, never.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Probate for Connecticut on

Q: what are father's rights in CT? Is this likely to be filed as petition in probate court? in Bridgeport?

CT divorced, non-custodial father w/ 2.5 year divorce decree in effect (which does not address this issue or anything proximate to it, yet does explicitly details visitation agreement/schedule and joint legal custody). all children reside with ex-wife and new husband. ex wants to allow twin minor... Read more »

Nicole M. Camporeale answered on Jan 19, 2017

If your ex-wife is '"assisting" your minor daughters with petitioning the local probate court to change their last names, she would have to prove, beyond a preponderance of the evidence, that the name change is in the child's best interest. Technically they would need to apply for the change of... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Probate for Connecticut on

Q: I was wondering if there's any way I can petition the state for my fathers ashes so my step mom doesn't get them

Nicole M. Camporeale answered on Jan 19, 2017

Yes. This petition can be made with the local probate court in the jurisdiction where your father died. If your father had no specific instructions as to who should handle his remains, the probate court would hear your plea and determine if a change should be made. You may want to consult a probate... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning, Family Law, Elder Law and Probate for Connecticut on

Q: If I am my mother's Health Care Ageny, Attorney-in-fact for health care decisions and conservator for future incapacity

do I also need POA now that she is 91 and failing? Mom lives with me, but too ill to keep at home much longer.

Nicole M. Camporeale answered on Jan 19, 2017

This is a good question! It seems as though you are named as her health care agent, which means you are able to make health care decisions, end of life decisions, consent to surgery etc. If your mom doesn't have a Durable Power of Attorney instrument naming you as her Power of Attorney for... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Connecticut on

Q: Do grandparents and aunts/uncles have rights to the child if the parent signs away his rights?

My brother (adopted, not sure if it is relevant) may sign away his rights to his son. Will my parents and I still have a legal right to see the baby?

Sally A. Roberts answered on Aug 22, 2016

Consult with a probate for family law attorney regarding your legal rights to see the baby.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Connecticut on

Q: What's the difference between a commissioner of the court and a notary?

I noticed on my husband's financial affidavit that a commission of the court notarize it. I had a notary do mine. Currently, we have verbally agreed on all financial matters (we had a prenup) and we have no children. Our divorce was initiated by my husband as uncontested. Should I worry about... Read more »

Sally A. Roberts answered on Aug 22, 2016

All that means is that an attorney - who is called a Commissioner of the Court - notarized the statement.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Connecticut on

Q: I have a court order to pay child support in puerto rico and I have my son what do I do if no one in asume picks up pho

We did in affidavite in Puerto Rico ,If no one responds where do you send documnts so that I wont keep getting charged and on top she asked for a revision. I dont know what to do,

Jerome N. Goldstein Esq. answered on Nov 19, 2015

Your question is incomplete as you do not state whether your son is in Connecticut, where the orders involving custody and support were set, and what the affidavit was for. From what you state your question may require an attorney in Puerto Rico if that was where the court orders you refer were... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Connecticut on

Q: I have a court order to pay child support in puerto rico and I have my son what do I do if no one in asume picks up pho

We did in affidavite in Puerto Rico ,If no one responds where do you send documnts so that I wont keep getting charged and on top she asked for a revision. I dont know what to do,

Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Nov 6, 2015

As I understand what you are trying to say, the clerk of court in Puerto Rico won't pick up the phone and you are not sure where to send documents for filing with the court. Are you sure you have the right phone number? Are you in the same time zone (Atlantic TZ)? Otherwise you will probably... Read more »

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