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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Connecticut on
Q: Hi! I’m 16 and I was wondering if I would win in an emancipation case?

My parents told me I could leave and let me leave the house and I went to my uncles house because that was the only place I could’ve thought of. And I’ve been living here for about 3 to 4 months. I have a job at McDonald’s and I buy my own stuff. My uncle is planning to move somewhere else... Read more »

Linda Ann Subbloie
Linda Ann Subbloie answered on Jul 25, 2021

Go to the probate court in your town and file the papers for emancipation. The clerk will help you but she/he can not give you legal advice. So long as you are managing your own financial affairs (working and paying for your own stuff) you have a chance at getting the court's approval.... Read more »

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Q: Can I hire a GAL for my grandchildren so that I know their best interests are being presented?

My concern is that pick up and drop offs are very toxic for my grandchildren. The exchanges need to be monitored and contact extremely limited between the parents. My other concern is that things are being said about my daughter to the children by their father and while this is being fought out... Read more »

Melissa Jill Needle
Melissa Jill Needle answered on Jun 2, 2021

GAL's are either appointed by the Court in a Divorce or Family Law Action or determined by mutual agreement of the Parties and "approved" by the Court.

WHAT IS A GUARDIAN AD LITEM (GAL)?

A Guardian Ad Litem (GAL) is a court appointed individual, by either the...
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Q: Hi, school psychologist in Bristol CT reported my children to DCF for neglect of medical care.

The information provided to DCF by the psychologist is false in that there has been no neglect. My wife has email correspondence from the school and DR’s offices of continued care for my daughters issue over the past several months, There is also false information in the report by the school... Read more »

Joseph Maya
Joseph Maya answered on Mar 26, 2021

I am sorry to hear about your situation. To fully address your issue with DCF and your child's school, you will probably need to hire an attorney licensed to practice in Connecticut. I wish you the best of luck in the resolution of your situation.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Connecticut on
Q: dtr is 18 and my ex does not want to pay anymore. No court order in NY, we have verbal arrangement. Can I file now?

I now live in ct with my dtr who is full time college student living at home.

Joseph Maya
Joseph Maya answered on Mar 16, 2021

I am sorry to hear about your situation. You will probably need to hire an attorney licensed to practice in Connecticut to fully address your legal question. I wish you the best of luck in the resolution of your situation.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Connecticut on
Q: What do I need from my grandchildren's parents to legally take care of my grandchildren? Can it be signed by one parent?
Joseph Maya
Joseph Maya answered on Feb 26, 2021

You present an interesting legal question. You will probably need to hire an attorney licensed to practice in Connecticut to fully address your situation with your grandchildren. I wish you the best of luck in the resolution of your issue.

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Q: In CT is it legal to record your son on your phone/camera when they are threatening yourself or other family members?
Joseph Maya
Joseph Maya answered on Feb 19, 2021

I am sorry to hear about your situation. You will probably need to hire an attorney licensed to practice in Connecticut to fully address your question. I wish you the best of luck in the resolution of your situation.

1 Answer | Asked in Legal Malpractice, Personal Injury and Family Law for Connecticut on
Q: My therapist was found guilty how do I go about compensation for pain and suffering? How 2 get his insurance?

Ga Board of licensed counselor... Found him guilty. We have a baby that he has custody of. He lies in court while we were in court for the children, cause I relapsed after his therapy. No one would listen to me when I tried to tell them. Now he is on probation etc. Do I start a civil law suit?... Read more »

Joseph Maya
Joseph Maya answered on Feb 15, 2021

I am sorry to hear about your situation. To fully address your legal issue, you will probably need to hire an attorney licensed to practice in Connecticut. I wish you the best of luck in the resolution of your situation.

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 »

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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 »

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