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1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Connecticut on
Q: Does collecting unemployment affect the amount you currently receive from social security disability.

I am on SSDI,but have been trying to find something to do for more income,haven’t been successful.I applied for unemployment.should I have not done that?Is that going to mess up my monthly disability check?

Emmett B. Irwin
Emmett B. Irwin answered on Jun 18, 2020

Generally when you apply for unemployment, you are stating that you are ready, willing and able to work full-time. You are getting SSDI because you told SSA that you can't work full-time. So there could be a problem there. However, the CARES Act temporarily changed the requirements for... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Connecticut on
Q: Do you need to let social securityDisability know if you Are collecting unemployment?

Haven’t worked since 3-2019.been looking but no luck due to my health,Is it safe to collect unemployment?

Scott F Bocchio
Scott F Bocchio answered on Jun 16, 2020

Hi, you do need to make SSA aware if you are collecting unemployment. They need to be made aware of any source of have income that you may have while your SSA claim is pending.

Sincerely, Scott Bocchio, Esq.

855-254-7841

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Connecticut on
Q: Can you collect unemployment when you are on disability and looking for a job you can do
Susan Michele Schaefer
Susan Michele Schaefer answered on Jun 15, 2020

Yes, you can receive both unemployment benefits and Social Security disability benefits (SSDI).

Unemployment and SSDI benefits both provide financial support to those who are not working, but the rules for these programs differ greatly. You should be aware that there is a contradiction in...
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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Insurance Defense and Nursing Home Abuse for Connecticut on
Q: How to find out a Corporation's liability insurer information, if have intent to sue for negligence?
John B. Hudak
John B. Hudak answered on Jun 9, 2020

Consider consulting with a personal injury attorney—with a confidential consultation. Many times personal injury attorneys will take cases on contingency where the client will not have to pay anything until money is recovered, part of the recovery goes to the attorney and part of the recovery... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Cannabis & Marijuana Law for Connecticut on
Q: Charged with pos. of <1/2oz cannabis in CT and was given a nolo contendre. Do I have to report this on an application?

Application is for US Patent Bar. Question states: "Have you ever been arrested, charged, or held by Federal, State, or other law enforcement authorities for any violation of any Federal or State law, or any country or municipal law, regulation, or ordinance? If YES, provide a detailed... Read more »

Allan F. Friedman
Allan F. Friedman answered on Jun 8, 2020

YES you have to report it. Lying on an application to a bar is an offense worse than possession of marijuana - be truthful and consult an attorney who works on bar applications

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Divorce for Connecticut on
Q: What are the guidelines for secondary education and the contribution by each parent in a divorced household in CT?

If the tuition bill is 30k - is the level of contribution based on income levels? Or is just split 50/50?

Joseph Maya
Joseph Maya answered on Jun 3, 2020

In Connecticut, educational support orders are governed by Connecticut General Statutes §46b-56c, which authorizes the courts to enter orders defining how parents will handle “necessary educational expenses” which include application costs, registration costs, room, board, dues, tuition, and... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Connecticut on
Q: Hello, I am filing a quitclaim deed for my wife to include her on our home.

What is the ct. exemption code under Conn. Gen. Stat. 12-498

John B. Hudak
John B. Hudak answered on Jun 3, 2020

The question is a little unclear.

Likely you are filling out the conveyance tax form. Download the instructions for the conveyance tax form, from the same website you downloaded the conveyance tax form. The instruction form will give instructions for each line and likely answer your...
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1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning for Connecticut on
Q: Can I get info on what the admin. is doing with my brothers estate? Can I find out his assets?

How do I find out what my brother's assests are and what the administrator is doing/has done? He died unexpectedly, had no will and told no one what he might want. He was employed, had at least one life insurance policy (my mom is the beneficiary), a vehicle, and bank accounts.... Read more »

Joseph Maya
Joseph Maya answered on Jun 2, 2020

When a person who owns property dies in the state of Connecticut, the Probate Court facilitates and oversees the distribution of the property. If the decedent dies without a Will in place, often a family member or friend is appointed to settle the affairs of the estate. A part of the duties of... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Probate for Connecticut on
Q: how does one apply to get to be a executor of the estate of their spouse so that they can get bank accounts in

decease spouses name

Matthew A. Wiley
Matthew A. Wiley answered on Jun 1, 2020

You file an application with the probate court in the state of domicile. There are a few different forms that may need to be filed depending on your circumstances. Also some assets may have a beneficiary already listed, or may be jointly held. In those cases you need to file forms with the... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Connecticut on
Q: 14-223(b), 14-224, 532-117, 14-2136, 14-36(2) Bond is 70$. What are the charges?

Past criminal history is just one larceny charge for petty theft i have to go to court for probation soon and the larceny charge will be taken care of before the motor vehicle charge

Allan F. Friedman
Allan F. Friedman answered on May 31, 2020

Apparently the allegations are that you left the scene of a motor vehicle accident; disobeying the signal of an officer; criminal mischief; operation without insurance and driving without a license or registration. Given that you have a prior criminal record and are not eligible for a diversionary... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Connecticut on
Q: Charged with 14-223(b), 14-224, 532-117, 14-2136, 14-36(2) Bond is 70$

What are the charges for this and how can i get rid of them

Allan F. Friedman
Allan F. Friedman answered on May 31, 2020

It seems that you had a major motor vehicle incident. Without more facts and information about your criminal history, it would be hard to give you specific advice. I would suggest that you contact an experienced criminal defense attorney for a free consultation to get some answers

2 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning and Probate for Connecticut on
Q: Ex wife died intestate .divorced .on title and deed it says survivorship.can i file bankruptcy on my behalf?what happens

To her estate situation since she passed away?

Matthew A. Wiley
Matthew A. Wiley answered on May 27, 2020

There are not quite enough facts to answer this question. There are enough facts to let you know that you should reach out to a lawyer. These types of things can be a bit more complicated than a message board can fully explain.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Connecticut on
Q: would a 18 year old girl get in trouble fighting a 15 year old girl for the 15 year old hitting her first?
Allan F. Friedman
Allan F. Friedman answered on May 26, 2020

Self-defense is always a viable defense to an assault but it has limitations. Your response must be limited to defend yourself with the minimal degree of force needed. Also, you have a duty to retreat under certain circumstances. Without more details of your situation it would be difficult to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) for Connecticut on
Q: Filing For A Patent

How To Do It , Money And Selling The Patent .

Peter D. Mlynek
Peter D. Mlynek answered on May 26, 2020

How to do it: you need to hire a patent attorney. The patent attorney will need to know about your business model, your product's PLC, your geographical scope of operations, and something about your product that you want to get a patent on.

Generally, you do not sell a patent; you...
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1 Answer | Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) for Connecticut on
Q: How Do I File A Patent ? How Do I Pay For One ? Where Do I Sell It ? A Big Company ? InventHelp ?

I Have Ideas For Three Inventions And Would Like To Patent Them And Sell The Patent . Any Help Would Be Great . Thank You .

John B. Hudak
John B. Hudak answered on May 26, 2020

Obtaining a patent starts will considering the likelihood the idea can obtain a patent and submitting a patent application, if the chances of gaining a patent are considered worth the investment. A patent attorney can help with these steps. Patent attorneys can be found on Justia. Many patent... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Connecticut on
Q: What is the procedure for a 10-month temporary guardianship of a 17-year-old in CT?

My 17-year-old son was living with his father in RI, but he has recently passed away. My son does not want to move to Virginia where I live. There is a family friend who lives in Woodstock CT that my son wants to live with since he knows them very well. Can we sign a notarized letter stating they... Read more »

Joseph Maya
Joseph Maya answered on May 21, 2020

Any parent or guardian of the person of a minor may apply to the Probate Court for the district in which the minor resides, is domiciled, or is located at the time of the filing of the petition for the appointment of a temporary guardian of the person to serve for no longer than one year if the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Connecticut on
Q: i have a friend that is being sued he was in an accident in a company vehicle what does he have to pay

he is a city bus driver

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on May 20, 2020

As a general premise, he should not have to pay anything under normal circumstances if the accident took place in the ordinary course of his employment. The municipality should be assigning an attorney to defend the matter, and that attorney should be able to answer his questions. If the lawsuit is... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Connecticut on
Q: My mom and died 8 months apart, the House was in both their names. My mom hand wrote a will specifying my brothers

Could live in home as long as they want, then sisters,also heirs could sell house. It’s going through probate, now the state of Connecticut sees three heirs that owe money, $80,000,14,000,,12,000,they told my brother they want house sold to get the money. What can we do to avoid paying these... Read more »

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on May 20, 2020

Your problem lies with filing for Probate. That was not required. Hire a competent attorney to see if the Probate Proceeding can be Dismissed, which is doubtful.

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning and Probate for Connecticut on
Q: Thereare 3 witnesses on my will, incl my wife who’d get everything. Since CT only requires 2 witnesses,is my will valid?
Matthew A. Wiley
Matthew A. Wiley answered on May 13, 2020

Probably yes. There are a few other factors that may matter but having three witnesses means its valid even if one is disqualified. Hope this helps.

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Real Estate Law for Connecticut on
Q: Ex spouse died .i as the ex husband have name in title and deed if home .no will .no one has come forward to claim.

I want to walk away from this problem bcuz i cannot pay the mortgage.can i walk away from this home?the house cant get sold because she died without will .i just want to walk away and not deal with this .what are my options.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on May 8, 2020

Quitclaim then house to the mortgage holder and walk away.

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