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…

It goes without saying that texting while driving is extremely dangerous. Unfortunately, careless drivers continue to do it. I have witnessed this firsthand.  Stupid – to be polite. In fact, operating a motor vehicle while texting or talking on a cell phone may be considered more than just ordinary negligence. It may be reckless conduct which…

Larceny in Connecticut Juvenile Court can have serious consequences. Connecticut law defines larceny as occurring when a person wrongfully takes, obtains, or withholds someone else’s property with the intent to permanently deprive the owner of the property, or to appropriate it to a third person. (Conn. Gen. Stat. Ann. § 53a-119). Common examples include: shoplifting….

Connecticut divorce residency requirements can be confusing. Even to a judge.  More on that below. In order for a Connecticut Court to grant a divorce, legal separation or annulment one of the following must be true: (1) One of the parties to the marriage must have been a resident of this state for at least…

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