Connecticut Family Law Questions & Answers

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

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Immigration Law for Connecticut on
Answered on May 25, 2018
Carl Shusterman's answer
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.

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

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning and Family Law for Connecticut on
Answered on Apr 3, 2018
Steven Basche's answer
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.

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

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Family Law and Tax Law for Connecticut on
Answered on Mar 8, 2018
Linda Simmons Campbell's answer
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.

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

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Probate for Connecticut on
Answered on Dec 4, 2017
Nicole M. Camporeale's answer
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.

Q: Can my boyfriend sue his uncle?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Tax Law and Business Law for Connecticut on
Answered on Nov 14, 2017
Linda Simmons Campbell's answer
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 the business owing trust fund penalties (which may have been accrued prior to him ending his business association with his uncle.

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?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Civil Litigation and Estate Planning for Connecticut on
Answered on Oct 24, 2017
Matthew A. Wiley's answer
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. Each situation is fact specific and may be subject to state specific laws. Without a comprehensive consultation and review of all the facts and documents at issue it is impossible to evaluate a legal...

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

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for Connecticut on
Answered on Sep 25, 2017
John A. Collins III's answer
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 is unlikely that the case will be tried within 6 months. You may contact me to discuss further if you wish.

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

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Banking, Consumer Law and Family Law for Connecticut on
Answered on Aug 11, 2017
Max Lavit Rosenberg's answer
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.

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

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment, Criminal Law and Family Law for Connecticut on
Answered on Jul 27, 2017
Max Lavit Rosenberg's answer
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 permanent restraining order by going through court. You will definitely need to consult with an attorney regarding the custody issues. Good luck.

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

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Landlord - Tenant and Real Estate Law for Connecticut on
Answered on Jul 12, 2017
Nicole M. Camporeale's answer
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 recommendation is to call an attorney to discuss. Best of luck.

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

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Estate Planning and Securities Law for Connecticut on
Answered on Jul 12, 2017
Nicole M. Camporeale's answer
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 certain government benefits he is receiving. 3. is there a successor trustee appointed for the trust? If so, would he like them better? 4. is there a reason brother is being "cheap"? Possibly to avoid...

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
Max Lavit Rosenberg's answer
For a car accident - Absolutely. For a family case - Never, never, never.

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

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Probate for Connecticut on
Answered on Jan 19, 2017
Nicole M. Camporeale's answer
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 name through a "friend" which could be your ex-wife. Since she is not necessarily disinterested in this particular situation, the court may appoint a guardian ad-litem to ensure the child's best...

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

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Probate for Connecticut on
Answered on Jan 19, 2017
Nicole M. Camporeale's answer
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 litigation attorney for this matter.

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

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning, Family Law, Elder Law and Probate for Connecticut on
Answered on Jan 19, 2017
Nicole M. Camporeale's answer
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 financial decisions, then yes, you would need this document in order to manage her finances and do any financial planning that she may need, especially as she may move to a nursing home setting (if that's...

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

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Connecticut on
Answered on Aug 22, 2016
Sally A. Roberts' answer
Consult with a probate for family law attorney regarding your legal rights to see the baby.

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

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Connecticut on
Answered on Aug 22, 2016
Sally A. Roberts' answer
All that means is that an attorney - who is called a Commissioner of the Court - notarized the statement.

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

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Connecticut on
Answered on Nov 19, 2015
Jerome N. Goldstein Esq.'s answer
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 set. More information is needed.

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

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Connecticut on
Answered on Nov 6, 2015
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
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 need to talk to an attorney in Puerto Rico.

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