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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Family Law and Child Custody for Connecticut on
Q: So I was recently hospitalized for not being on my medicine and they said I was unsafe around my kids without it..

So, what happens if I want another kid and I have to go off my meds?? the probate court said I have to be seeking treatment and I live in CT and I want another kid someday and that's like them telling me I can't have another baby. I am schizophrenic and have a mental illness but... Read more »

Joseph Maya
Joseph Maya answered on Jul 1, 2020

Generally, a patient’s physician would advise as to what medications a patient may need, in addition to the appropriate dosage etc. To the extent a patient has a health condition, including pregnancy, that may be negatively impacted by the use of a medication, a physician may make a... 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 Family Law and Child Custody for Connecticut on
Q: Contempt and Visitation?

I agreed to allow my ex to keep our daughter during this coronovirus outbreak. I agreed to it before I knew the facts and how low risk children are to it. I told her that the risk was low to children and the children that do get it usually have mild symptoms. I also told her no one was sick around... Read more »

Linda Ann Subbloie
Linda Ann Subbloie answered on Mar 25, 2020

Unfortunately, right now and for the near future, the courts are pretty much closed for most business. You can file your motion for contempt, however, it will not be heard any time soon. My suggestion is that you take her up on that offer and go there as often as possible. Maybe if you go too much,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law and Child Support for Connecticut on
Q: How do I file an Educational Support Order with the court?

Thank you for the reply regarding Educational Support Orders (my divorce agreement specifies that the court "retains jurisdiction"). My question is how do I go about getting in writing what my ex and I are agreeing to? If he agrees to split college and expenses 50/50, I want that to be in... Read more »

Linda Ann Subbloie
Linda Ann Subbloie answered on Feb 17, 2020

You need to file a motion with the court requesting an educational support order post-judgment. If you have an agreement then it must be put in writing and signed. Once you do that you can go to court and have it made a court order when the motion you filed comes up on a calendar. If you don't... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Connecticut on
Q: How do I go about documenting to the court my and my exes agreement on how to pay for college for our 3 kids?

My agreement says: "The parties request that this Court retain jurisdiction over the children’s post-secondary education in accordance with the Connecticut General Statute §46b-56c after all current children’s 529 accounts have been exhausted." I have twins in 11th grade and a child... Read more »

Joseph Maya
Joseph Maya answered on Feb 10, 2020

Connecticut General Statute §46b-56c dictates that Connecticut Courts have the authority to enter an order requiring a parent to provide support for a child (or children) to attend an institution of higher education for up to a total of four full academic years or a private occupational school for... Read more »

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... 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... 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.

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