A 9-year old boy who took a gun to school and accidentally shot a female classmate is likely to receive probation and mental health treatment.
A group called Action on Smoking and Health apparently performed a survey on the relationship between custody issues and smoking.
Back in September I blogged about how lifetime alimony awards in Connecticut were substantially decreasing. Lifetime alimony in Connecticut - is it over? - Bridgeport, CT Metro/Family and Personal Injury Law Blog | Brian D. Kaschel La
Mediation and arbitration are both examples of Alternative Dispute Resolution in that the contested issues are resolved outside of court. However, they differ fundamentally. I think it is easiest to think of mediation as a facilitated settlement process and arbitration as a quicker and potentially less expensive quasi-trial.
Here's a list I wish I could give clients before they consult me:
In the U.S., someone is injured or killed in a train accident every 110 minutes. In Connecticut alone, there have been more than 50 fatal train accidents in the last decade. Far deadlier than most Connecticut car accidents, collisions with trains are often blamed on the car driver.
Take a look at the link below. The blog references some sobering quotes from a judge who presides over custody cases in New York. I have heard many attempts by judges to encourage parents to settle custody cases but never anything as blunt as this!
A guardian ad litem is a professional appointed by the Court to represent the interests of a person during litigation.
Personal injury lawsuits involve two important issues: liability and damages. You must prove both parts of a personal injury claim in order to recover compensation for your injuries.
I wrote a blog back in the spring on the reasons someone would consider a legal separation instead of a divorce. The blog is here: Why choose a legal separation rather than a divorce? - Bridgeport, CT Metro/Family and Personal Injury Law Blog | Brian D. Kaschel
Connecticut General Statutes § 52-466(f) permits a foster parent to make application for a writ of habeas corpus regarding the custody of a child currently or recently in his/her care for a continuous period of not less than ninety days.
You are contemplating divorce. Let's say you have been married 7, 8 or 9 years. Historically, your earnings are substantially lower than your spouse's. Before you file for divorce, you should be aware of the "10 year rule" relating to Social Security retirement and disability benefits. You may be wise to wait to file that divorce.
A recent article by the Associated Press discussed the implications of a 2005 change to Connecticut's medical malpractice law. That change was meant to keep frivolous medical malpractice lawsuits out of the court, but has kept legitimate cases out as well.