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Stamford Pit Bull Attack

Posted in Personal Injury, on November 16th, 2016

Here is a summary from a recent case from Stamford Court regarding a Stamford pit bull attack.

The plaintiff was walking her dog at a park. A pit bull jumped out of a car and jumped on the victim. She went to hospital with broken bones. Eventually, she needed hip … Read More »

Summons Family Actions

Posted in Divorce, on November 14th, 2016

Were you just served with a document called Summons Family Actions? This is also known a divorce summons. Its the first page of the paperwork needed to start a case in Connecticut Family Court.

The Summons directs a process server, usually a State Marshal, to notify someone that their spouse … Read More »

Attorneys See Rise Pet Custody Disputes | Connecticut Law Tribune

Posted in Pet Law, on November 3rd, 2016

Whether its part of a divorce or a separate civil lawsuit pet custody disputes are on the rise.

In the article below, you can see my interview quotes on this topic published in the Connecticut Law Tribune.

Source: Pets and Courts: Attorneys See Rise in Animal Advocacy, Pet Custody Disputes … Read More »

Uncared for Special Needs – DCF Custody for Care – Connecticut Post

Posted in DCF in CT, on November 2nd, 2016

An Uncared for Special Needs Petition focuses on the child’s behaviors rather than the parent’s conduct. Therefore, it is more gentle DCF approach in the Juvenile Court than a filing a Neglect Petition against parents. But the ultimate outcome is often the same – Committment of the child to DCF … Read More »

Connecticut Juvenile Detention

Posted in Juvenile Court, on October 28th, 2016

Revisions to Connecticut Juvenile Detention law will take effect on January 1, 2017. This is good news for juvenile justice advocates who long argued for reform.

Here is a brief summary:

No child may be detained after a hearing unless the court determines that:

(A) there is probable cause to … Read More »

DCF Negligence 1-Year Old Child Abused – Nearly Starved to Death

Posted in DCF in CT, on October 16th, 2016

Safe in foster care?

A scathing 73-page report charts severe negligence and failure on the part of DCF, which nearly killed little “Dylan C,” the report says.

Source: 1-Year-Old Child Abused and Nearly Starved to Death, but State Department of Children and Families Did Nothing: Report – Durham, CT Patch

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Mother of Child in DCF Abuse Case Planning to Sue

Posted in DCF in CT, on October 16th, 2016


The birth mother of a baby boy in the center of a Department of Children and Families investigation is planning to sue the state agency.

Source: Mother of Child in DCF Abuse Case Planning to Sue | NBC Connecticut

Email me or call (203) 259-5251 if you would like … Read More »

New Connecticut Restraining Order Law Affecting Guns

Posted in Domestic Violence, on October 1st, 2016

A new law restricting gun ownership for people targeted by temporary restraining orders will take effect Saturday in Connecticut.

After reviewing the Application for a Restraining Order the judge can order that the Respondent surrender all firearms. A hearing must then be held within seven days where the judge can … Read More »

Protective Supervision

Posted in DCF and Juvenile Court, on September 30th, 2016

Protective Supervision is one the options a Connecticut Juvenile Court judge has after making a finding of neglect. The neglect finding is made wither when a parent pleads “no contest” or after a full trial on the allegations in the DCF Neglect Petition. If there is no finding of neglect, … Read More »

Uber Car Accident

Posted in Car Accidents, on September 28th, 2016

Need a ride?

In the past, most folks would call a cab or phone a friend. Now they whip out their Smart Phone and hit the Uber app. Within a few minutes, a vehicle whisks them away to a destination near or far.

Unfortunately, with the increase in Uber traffic … Read More »