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2 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Estate Planning, Elder Law and Probate for Connecticut on
Q: Can children (and their spouses) serve as witnesses for their parent when signing a Power of Attorney in CT?

Due to a sudden illness, my father was admitted to a skilled nursing facility in late 2020. His Medicare eligibility is now lapsing and I need a Power of Attorney agreement to assist with his Medicaid enrollment, funeral planning, managing of finances, etc. Due to Covid restrictions, his facility... Read more »

Steven Basche
Steven Basche answered on Mar 26, 2021

Because of COVID, there is an executive order which suspends the witness requirement on all instruments which need to be notarized, except for wills. So, you are in luck. There no witnesses required. That said, it can't hurt to have your sister and her husband sign as witnesses. Or... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Wrongful Death for Connecticut on
Q: is a medical examiner supposed to contact next of kin when a person dies to ask if they want an autospy?

-My mother passed away on tuesday, and upon talking to her doctor he expressed she was in good health aside from hypertension and gallbladder issues. I was not contacted asking if i wanted a autopsy and he himself was not. she received the covid vaccine two days prior to her passing so i feel as... Read more »

Steven Basche
Steven Basche answered on Mar 26, 2021

First off, I am sorry for your loss. The loss of a parent leaves a huge whole in one's heart. The State of Connecticut requires that the Medical Examiner examine deaths due to accident, homicide, suicide, and unknown causes, specifically "sudden or unexpected deaths not caused by... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Connecticut on
Q: Can I apply for Naturalization with a first DUI offense I got in CT 2 years ago.

Legal question. I got my first dui November 2019 in CT-no accident involved. My criminal lawyer said that they will seal the case and wont show up in my record. Because of covid they kept suspending my case until now and the court hasn’t have happened yet. In August 20’ I made 5 years in US... Read more »

Kyndra L Mulder
Kyndra L Mulder answered on Jan 27, 2021

You will not be granted naturalization with a pending DUI.

even though the case may be sealed and not on your record you must answer yes to the question whether you have ever been arrested and convicted. you must furnish a complete certified c opy of the record to the USCIS.

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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Employment Discrimination for Connecticut on
Q: Cancelled cancer surgery due to Covid 19, shortly after laid off, now surgery is no longer covered?

Legal question. My father in-law was terminated from employment on April 17th due to Covid (or discrimination that he has cancer). He was diagnosed with prostrate cancer in the fall of 2019 and scheduled surgery on March 23 that was canceled due to covid and re-scheduled to June 12th. He is now... Read more »

Joseph Maya
Joseph Maya answered on Apr 24, 2020

Employees in Connecticut are generally considered at-will employees, which means that either the employer or employee may terminate the employment relationship at any time for any reason or no reason. Absent a contractual or legal prohibition (i.e. a discriminatory purpose), including a collective... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI for Connecticut on
Q: I was arrested Sunday and released on a DWI charge and now they want me to come back in. What should I do?

I received a call this morning saying I needed to come back down so they could give me another court. Will I be rearrested? I refused the breathalyzer, I didn’t do a field sobriety test nor did they take blood at the hospital. I’m just not sure why I would have to go back after being released.

Joseph Maya
Joseph Maya answered on Apr 20, 2020

It is likely that the police department issued you a summons for a court date/location that is unavailable due to the courthouse closures arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. The police department is likely asking you to go into the station so they can reissue your summons for a new court... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Copyright for Connecticut on
Q: Can I stream myself reading a book on YouTube or Twitch?

I just wanna read to the Internet in this time of coronavirus. The books are on my shelf, I own them.

Anthony Santangelo
Anthony Santangelo answered on Apr 7, 2020

To be on the safe side I would read from a book that’s out of copyright protection which is roughly 2 lifetimes. Other than that you’re probably technically infringing on the Writers Copyright. There are many exemptions for example research, education, parody etc. I think reading an entire... Read more »

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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 »

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