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Brian S Karpe

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  • Can I terminate my daughter father parental rights?

    He has been convicted for sexually molesting her and want to know if I can terminate his parental rights?

    Brian’s Answer

    I agree with counsel. It is possible to terminate his parental rights, but it is an uphill battle. Generally courts are reluctant to terminate parental rights. From your question, you seem to have a compelling reason. I suggest that you speak to a family law attorney in detail to find out the strengths of your particular case.

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  • Moving sex offender

    Me and my husband are considering moving to Connecticut state for work. He just got relived from the duty to register here in Washington state after 10 years, he was a level 1 the lowest level. If we move to Connecticut will he have to re register...

    Brian’s Answer

    It also matters a great deal whether he is still on probation or not.

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  • My boyfriend is facing larceny 3 doesn't qualify public def. and not enough money for lawyer.

    James Ciccone 1/22/1971

    Brian’s Answer

    If your boyfriend does not qualify for a public defender, he will need to retain his own lawyer. Since he is charged with a larceny 3rd, he needs to retain an attorney. This is not a charge he should handle on his own as there could be a significant risk of jail time, but there is no way of knowing without more facts. There are many attorneys on Avvo that offer free initial consultations. Your boyfriend may be able to work out a payment plan.

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  • Can I be charged with a violation of probation after my probation is over ?

    My probation period ended last week, but I didn't supply all of the documentation that they requested before the end of my probation. Can I still be charged with a violation of probation after my probation is over ?

    Brian’s Answer

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    The probation paperwork will show whether the probation ended on a specific date, whether it was extended to give you some time to supply various items such as the proof of community service, or whether the probation officer violated you for failing to fulfill the conditions of probation. Without more information, it would only be guess as to the status of your probation.

    This is not something to ignore. You should speak to an attorney. The attorney may be able to find out the status of your probation with a telephone call. From there, the next steps can be planned.

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  • I was arrested for trespassing (53a-107) in CT and I have a court date. What will happen in court? What if I don't go?

    Sec. 53a-107. Criminal trespass in the first degree: Class A misdemeanor is my only charge. I cut through a closed parking lot to reach a porta-potty at a concert. I have never been arrested before and have a perfectly clean record. I live 5 state...

    Brian’s Answer

    Depending upon whether you have a prior criminal history and other facts, you may be eligible for a program that will leave you without a criminal record. Given the facts of your case as you recited, you may be able to get the charges dropped all together. However, as counsel states, you are better off with an attorney in navigating the criminal court system and reaching a good conclusion to this mess.

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  • My wife has moved out and has taken our child with her without my consent - I found out over email. What is my recourse?

    New Location is near current home. This was a complete surprise to me and was only notified the day it happened and she moved while I was at work. I want the kids back in the house and do not want to lose any ground in a potential custody hearing ...

    Brian’s Answer

    You should speak to a family attorney right away. If you decide to file for divorce, Connecticut law mandates that certain orders go into effect immediately and do impact what/where your wife does and goes with your child.

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  • Cannot reach my attorney and have no idea what is happening. Almost 2 yrs in and no support orders have been put in place.

    I am almost 2 yrs into a divorce and the only thing that has been accomplished to date is a shared parenting plan. We are forced to use a website to communicate and he refuses to reimburse me for his 50% share of expenses which as of today are $11...

    Brian’s Answer

    I suggest that you call and schedule an appointment with your attorney to ask your questions (I also suggest that you write down you questions before going so you remember to ask everything).

    If your attorney will not schedule an appointment, get a new attorney.

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  • Help! I need an great Attorney in New Hampshire about an abuse case for my child.

    My son has been being abused by his mother and step father for years and I have been dealing with the court system and DCF and no one wants to help me. I currently reside in CT where the divorce occurred but my ex moved the child to Mass and then...

    Brian’s Answer

    The question is jurisdiction. If the child has lived in New Hampshire more than six months, New Hampshire may have jurisdiction. There are too many questions to answer before the appropriate jurisdiction is established. Which jurisdiction will control the outcome of the case.

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  • What is the process associated with Voluntary Termination of Parental Rights?

    I am a woman currently sharing joint custody of my 8 year old son with my ex-husband. I am the custodial parent, and he has visitation. He was abusive to me during our marriage, and our relationship now can be called tumultuous at best. For...

    Brian’s Answer

    I have two questions to add to Atty Hubicki's comprehensive answer:

    1. What is in your son's best interests - leaving him with an abusive parent or remaining and being a stabilizing parent?

    2. What is the impact of your choice on your son to know you voluntarily terminated your parental rights?

    If your relationship is so tumultuous with your ex, the court can order ways to limit your contact with your ex such as where you exchange the child for visitations, the methods your ex can use to contact you, etc. Despite your ex's objections, the court may override him and let you leave the state. You have options that are not as permanent and life-altering to your son as a termination of parental rights.

    Speak to another family law attorney if you are unsatisfied with your current attorney.

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