Filing a Restraining Order during the coronavirus can now be done remotely.  In the past, the Applicant was required to hand-deliver the Restraining Order to local Clerk’s Office. But no more. The Judicial Branch is now implementing a procedure for the remote filing of temporary Restraining Orders. An Applicant using these new forms will be able…

How is the Connecticut Probate Court being impacted by the coronavirus? Governor Lamont has essentially shut down these courts for the time being. Here is the relevant part of his order relating to Probate Court: Suspension of Non-Critical Probate Court Operations and Associated Requirements. Notwithstanding any provision of the Connecticut General Statutes, Probate Rules of…

There are many Connecticut Family Court & Juvenile Courts closings due to coronavirus. Only matters that are considered Priority 1 Business Functions will heard until further notice. These include the following: Family Court Family orders of relief from abuse (Restraining Orders); Ex parte motions such as requests for Emergency Custody; and Family capias mittimus execution…

Connecticut Divorce and coronavirus.  A difficult time for all of us. I hope you are safe and well. How is it impacting 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 Time or Visitation The…

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 Connecticut 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,…

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 through 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…

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