Posted in DCF, on November 22nd, 2015
Connecticut Educational Neglect Investigations usually starts with the school or other local education agency referring the case to DCF by filing a form 136.
The 136 will include the following:
Specific dates of unexcused absences The efforts made by the school to address the child’s attendance such as scheduling conferences … Read More »
Posted in DCF, DCF and Juvenile Court, on November 11th, 2015
You might not have seen it coming because you thought DCF was closing their case. Or maybe you anticipated it because DCF was upset that you didn’t follow their recommendations and now they want you to answer to a judge. Here you are: You have been served with a Connecticut … Read More »
Posted in Domestic Violence, on October 13th, 2015
Restraining Orders in Stamford Court offer protection for those that have been threatened or abused and live in lower Fairfield County.
Here’s the process:
The person requesting the order of protection (the Applicant) must file an Application along with an Affidavit. The Affidavit must set forth the specific reasons as … Read More »
Posted in Probate, on October 13th, 2015
Guardianship of children in Connecticut includes the authority to make major decisions affecting the child’s education, welfare and medical treatment. The process of removing a parent as a child’s guardian usually starts with an Application filed in the Probate Court but cal also be done in the Family Court if … Read More »
Posted in Personal Injury, on October 13th, 2015
Dog bites in Connecticut happen far too often. Fortunately, Connecticut has a statute, which imposes strict liability on owners and keepers of dogs if the dog injures another person.
Here is the “dog bite statute” – Connecticut General Statutes Sec. 22-257:
“If any dog does any damage to either the … Read More »
Posted in Divorce, on October 4th, 2015
Non adversarial divorce in Connecticut is here.
Two new divorce laws went into effect on October 1, 2015 which limit the amount of time a couple has to wait to get a divorce.
A divorce may be granted in 35 days rather than waiting the usual 90 days if:
The … Read More »
Posted in Divorce, on September 29th, 2015
Motions for Contempt in Connecticut are the primary enforcement tool to get someone to do what they are supposed to do. They are easily one of the most common filings in a divorce or custody/visitation case.
Frequent contempt issues include:
Not paying child support or alimony Lack of compliance with … Read More »
Posted in Divorce, on September 27th, 2015
How long to get a Connecticut divorce? In Connecticut, there is a 90-day waiting period to obtain a divorce.
There are two primary reasons for the waiting period:
1. Public policy. From a public policy standpoint, the state does not want to make it too easy to get a divorce. … Read More »
Posted in DCF, on September 24th, 2015
Connecticut DCF Neglect Investigations usually start with a call to DCF from a mandated reporter such as a doctor, counselor or school personnel. The most common allegation is Physical Neglect.
Physical Neglect is broadly defined as the failure to provide and maintain adequate food. clothing, supervision and safety for a … Read More »
Posted in Custody, on September 22nd, 2015
Connecticut cases of parental alienation seem to be increasing. Or at least cases I am familiar with.
There are many reasons why a child might not have a positive relationship with a parent. Many times, it is the parent’s own actions or inactions, which has caused the estrangement. It is … Read More »