Connecticut Divorce Family Court and Corona Virus.  A difficult time for all of us. I hope you are safe and well. How is it impacting our Family Court litigants and the legal profession? Here are some questions that were posed to the Family Court and their responses: 1. Emergency Custody Actions and Denial of Parenting…

Questions about legal fees in a Connecticut divorce? Well then this blog will help you. Most divorce lawyers in Connecticut bill by the hour. Clients usually pay a retainer, which the attorney deposits in a Trustee (IOLTA) Account. The attorney maintains an accounting of their time as services are performed. Then the attorney withdraws funds…

A DCF Education Professional Investigation will be handled differently in Connecticut.  In the past, the Investigations were handled just as any other DCF referral.  But effective immediately, Investigations involving schools and school personnel will handled more swiftly and subject to higher scrunity. DCF has now created two Investigative Units specifically for school-based investigations. Apparently, the…

An initial divorce consultation is a great opportunity to gather information and plan next steps. Here is how to get the most out of the process. At the consultation Make sure to ask questions.  I know the law but you know the facts. Be sure to have your most pressing issues discussed. Feel free to…

What are Connecticut DCF Safety Plans? Simply put, it is a written agreement between DCF and a parent made during an Investigation. The DCF Social Worker will usually tell the parent or guardian to sign or they will be charged with Neglect or Abuse and summoned to Juvenile Court. From a social worker’s perspective, Safety…

So the narrative continues. DCF has made “progress” but still not in compliance. Of course not. Seems like “Donkey Years” when speaking of Juan F Source: Report: DCF makes progress, but still not in compliance – CTInsider.com Connecticut DCF Attorney I represent clients in all DCF matters though out Fairfield County including those who reside…

Filing a Petition/Administration or Probate of Will is the first step in the Connecticut Probate Court process. Here is an overview: The Petition must be filed within the Probate Court district where the decedent was last domiciled on the date of death.  It should be filed within thirty (30) days of death. If the decedent…

A Connecticut Power of Attorney (also known as a POA) is one of the most important estate planning documents.   It allows you (“Principal”) to appoint someone else (“Agent” or “Attorney in Fact”) to act for you.  Therefore, if you are  ill, involved in a serious accident or not available to act for yourself then someone…

Connecticut has some the of the toughest laws in the country regarding texting and driving. And there is a movement to increase penalties for two time losers – ugh offenders. Bravo. We have all seen idiots texting and driving. I have witnessed these morons racing on I-95 doing it. Why would you sacrifice your life…

Custodial Interference in Connecticut is defined as follows: In the first degree: Class D felony. “(a) A person is guilty of custodial interference in the first degree when he commits custodial interference in the second degree as provided in section 53a-98: (1) Under circumstances which expose the child or person taken or enticed from lawful…

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