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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Estate Planning and Family Law for Connecticut on
Q: My husband and I divorced about 4yrs ago and in the divorce decree I was awarded 50% of his pension and 60% of his 401k

My husband and I divorced about 4yrs ago and in the divorce decree I was awarded 50% of his pension and 60% of his 401k employee savings. His attorney was to submit the QDRO info, I received a payment payout on the pension plan. But I recently realized that I never received anything on his 401k... Read more »

Linda Ann Subbloie
Linda Ann Subbloie answered on Jan 22, 2020

My first question is: Was his attorney supposed to actually draft the QDRO and file it with the court? The reason I ask is that usually, most of us family attorneys, farm out QDRO's to an attorney who specializes in QDROs. There are a handful of attorneys who handle them. For purposes of this... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Connecticut on
Q: Just hired a lawyer for 3k for my custody case but the lawyer wants to take a long approach to an easy case. what do ido

i am the custodial parent to my son and his mother according to juvenile court is allowed no less than 2 days visitation, currently i allow 2 days a week plus every other weekend. She is originally from florida and i would like to move back to florida asap. you would think this would be an easy... Read more »

Joseph Maya
Joseph Maya answered on Jan 16, 2020

Your inquiry suggests you are not happy with your current lawyer. I suggest you speak with your present lawyer about strategy, realistic timing, goals and objectives, and the law related to custody, relocation, etc. Your lawyer and you should have an honest and open communication about your... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Connecticut on
Q: Good evening do I have the right to stop answering questions with DCF and family services until I get a lawyer?
Joseph Maya
Joseph Maya answered on Jan 14, 2020

Yes, you have the right to consult with and be represented by a lawyer during an investigation by DCF. Anytime there is a domestic violence incident or arrest that involves or takes place in the presence of children, then under Connecticut law, DCF may commence an investigation regarding you and... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Connecticut on
Q: My son is 4 months. He’s a junior, is there anyway I can change his first name without the father?

He will still have his fathers middle and last name

Linda Ann Subbloie
Linda Ann Subbloie answered on Jan 14, 2020

No, most likely not.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Connecticut on
Q: Can my mother summon me to court?

She does not have custody of me and I am a legal adult now. It is a strained relationship to put simply.

Linda Ann Subbloie
Linda Ann Subbloie answered on Jan 11, 2020

If you are 18 years of age then your mother can not control you.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Connecticut on
Q: Hi my name is Amanda and I have a question? I have been with my boyfriend for 2 and half years we have twin girls .

It has become a violent relationship. We are not married but he tells me in order to leave him I have to give him half of tax return ? Do I have to? Is he entitled to my money if he didn't work at all I was the soul provider

Linda Ann Subbloie
Linda Ann Subbloie answered on Jan 11, 2020

NO! That's ridiculous. You don't have to give him anything! You can move out anytime so long as there is no court order in place prohibiting you.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Connecticut on
Q: My ex husbands attorney filed a QDRO after our divorce but she entered the wrong %. What do I do?

The QDRO she filed said to pay me 50% of my ex’s savings plan and pension. But in the divorce decree I am supposed to get 60%. It’s been 3years. I just noticed it.

Linda Ann Subbloie
Linda Ann Subbloie answered on Dec 3, 2019

You need to file a motion with the court requesting the court to order that the QDRO be corrected, since a judge most likely signed the QDRO and it needs to be redone.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Family Law and Probate for Connecticut on
Q: My husband bought our house in his name prior to us getting married. Would I have rights to it as wife if he dies?

My husband bought our house in his name prior to us getting married. We have not added my name because we want to use my name to qualify for fha loan. Will keep home so investment property shen we eventually buy new home. As the wife, even without my name on the property, do I have rights to it in... Read more »

Nicole M. Camporeale
Nicole M. Camporeale answered on Aug 29, 2019

That is a common question. If your husband died, the house would pass through his estate. If he has a will that says you get all of his assets, you would get the house after the Probate process is complete. If he does not have a will, the house and all other assets will pass to his heirs at law.... Read more »

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 »

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