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Can I Sue a Rideshare Company (Uber or Lyft) after an Accident?

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You use the App on your smart phone to call for an Uber or Lyft ride. You want to make life a little easier and stress-free during a night out with friends but it doesn’t turn out that way.  Your driver gets into an accident and there are injuries. What are your options to… Read More »

Can Divorce Impact my Credit Score?

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Getting a divorce is a major step that will impact your life in numerous ways. You will need to figure out living arrangements, your overall income and net worth will most likely drop, and if you have children together with your spouse, you will need to figure out how you will parent them while… Read More »

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What Happens in CT if I Get a 2nd or 3rd DUI?

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Connecticut has some of the harshest of DUI laws in the nation. In fact, according to a 2015 study, the Constitution State is the third strictest with regards to drunk driving offenses, behind only Alaska and Arizona. Penalties for a DUI conviction in CT can include heavy fines, jail time, loss of your driving… Read More »

2nd or 3rd DUI in CT

What to Do if you are Stopped for DUI in Connecticut

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If you have been stopped for DUI in Connecticut, you could be facing heavy fines, loss of driving privileges, and even jail time. The outcome of the stop, whether or not you will be arrested for DUI, and whether you will ultimately be convicted depends largely and how you conduct yourself when you are… Read More »

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Steps to Filing a Connecticut Divorce

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In Connecticut, either spouse can file for a divorce, also known as a “dissolution of marriage”, and the process takes several months up to a year or longer to complete. The time frame to complete a divorce depends on numerous factors, such as the complexity of the issues that need to be resolved, the… Read More »

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Holidays and Visitation

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Most people look forward to the holidays. This is the season when many of us look forward to taking some days off from work and spending quality time with our family and close friends. The holidays are especially important to children, who often count down the days before their vacation starts and they are… Read More »

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Unique Considerations for Divorcing Parents of Special Needs Children

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When a marriage dissolves, it is difficult for all parties involved. There is uncertainty about the future, and there are many important issues that must be resolved during the divorce process. When divorcing spouses have children, there are additional considerations, such as child custody, visitation schedules, child support, and many others. This is especially… Read More »

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How is Child Support Calculated in CT?

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During a divorce involving children or a paternity case, child support is one of the most important issues that must be settled. Connecticut recognizes the obligation of both parents to contribute to the financial well-being of the child. In most cases, the non-custodial parent ends up paying support to the custodial parent. The amount… Read More »

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DUI and the Holidays

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The holiday season is upon us, and this a time for joy and celebration. From Thanksgiving through New Year’s, we have several opportunities to spend time and make special memories with our family and friends. During these celebrations, alcohol is often involved. Unfortunately, this causes more people to get behind the wheel while intoxicated… Read More »

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Can I Sue if I was wrongfully Terminated in Connecticut?

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Being fired from your job can be a very unsettling experience. You put your heart and soul into a company, and you have been loyal to them for a long time. Then one day, they just decide to let you go with no explanation. When this happens, it is fair to ask “why” you… Read More »

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