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Andrew Garza

Hartford Personal Injury Lawyer.

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  1. Do I need to be represented in a contested child custody case?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Andrew Garza
    2. Peggy Margaret Raddatz
    3. Lee Alan Thompson
    3 lawyer answers

    Agreed. If this is the tenor of the relationship, a GAL might be best to ascertain the best environment for the children (which can also consider which parent will respect the rights of the other to see the children). Since the arrangement is temporary, you should get a lawyer before a final court order is entered. Once it is entered, the standard for modification can be difficult. In terms of his failure to respect the current visitation schedule, start keeping a diary ASAP that records the...

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  2. Ex wife in car accident not her fault her lawyer wants her to pay all the bills upfront. Never heard of this.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Pamela L Cameron
    2. Jonathan David Marx
    3. Jeffrey Mark Adams
    4. Gregory Stephen Colburn
    5. Andrew Garza
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    I agree with all of what's been said above. It would make sense that your wife might pay some of the bills up front if you did not have health insurance or med pay coverage on your policy and the initial treating physicians were unwilling to wait for payment. Otherwise, your lawyer should be able to find providers willing to treat under a letter of protection (LOP) for subsequent treatment.

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  3. Just married, not living together, can she get me for child support?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. David Scott Carron
    2. Renee Mayerson Cannella
    3. Jacqueline Francine Barbara
    4. Andrew Garza
    5. Arthur Spiegel
    5 lawyer answers

    Yes, she can ask the judge to order child support. Regardless of the current access schedule, the court will only be concerned about whether the child is being cared for. The child support guidelines can be found here (http://www.jud.ct.gov/Publications/ChildSupport/2005csguidelines.pdf). The amount you pay will ultimately be a figure based on a comparison of yours and your wife's current income, with adjustment based on the party the child is living with. A custody action is a good idea so...

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  4. My husband just summoned me for a divorce and is threatening to take sole custody of my children. I don's know what to do. Help

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Sol E. Mahoney
    2. Andrew Garza
    2 lawyer answers

    You should talk to a lawyer near you. Otherwise, if income is a factor, call Statewide Legal Services of Connecticut. They may be able to help you.

  5. Can you withdraw your divorce complaint by yourself? I keep asking my attorney to withdraw and he has not done so.

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Jacqueline Francine Barbara
    2. Andrew Garza
    2 lawyer answers

    I agree with Jacqueline. You can get the appearance form here: http://jud.ct.gov/webforms/forms/cl012.pdf Withdrawal form here: http://jud.ct.gov/webforms/forms/cv041.pdf

  6. How do you find a lawyer in CT (new haven area if possible)that works pro-bono in a child custody case?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Joshua O Balter
    2. Renee Mayerson Cannella
    3. Andrew Garza
    4. Jacqueline Francine Barbara
    4 lawyer answers

    Depending on your income, I would contact Statewide Legal Services of Connecticut (http://www.slsct.org/). They have several pro bono divorce/custody clinics every week where volunteer attorneys give their time to help low income litigants fill out their papers. They also maintain a list of attorneys who are willing to fully handle cases pro bono, including appearances in court. Best of luck.

  7. Can i get pay for my loss of work?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Daniel Nelson Deasy
    2. Michael David Myers
    3. Joseph John Bernardo
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    5. Andrew Garza
    5 lawyer answers

    I agree. Small claims is your best avenue.

  8. Car Accident Medical Settlement - No apparent symptoms

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Michael David Myers
    2. Daniel J Seiden
    3. Daniel Nelson Deasy
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    5. Agustin Sevillano
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    I agree with much of the advice given above. You should absolutely take yourself and your son to the doctor before attempting to settle the claim with the insurance company. There may be, but hopefully are not, hidden medical issues that could crop up later. If you settle with the insurance company before getting treatment, you will be barred from seeking compensation in the future for injuries arising out of this accident. It’s difficult to assess what your demand should be without more facts....

  9. Hi,can illegal have public defender ?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Kevin M Black
    2. John Paul Thygerson
    3. Andrew Garza
    4. Carlos Gonzalez
    4 lawyer answers

    It depends. If you are an illegal immigrant charged with a crime in state or federal court, you will have the right to be represented by a public defender under the normal rules in Connecticut that govern such representation. If your question is directed at immigration proceedings, however, there is no right to a public defender in these. If you are looking for representation in immigration proceedings, you would need to pay for an attorney or attempt to find one willing to work pro bono.

  10. How can you keep the father from obtaining visitation and you have sole custody? My boyfriend and I have a 1 year old child he

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. David Frederick Barrett
    2. M. Todd Miller
    3. Mark Dean
    4. Andrew Garza
    4 lawyer answers

    If you already have sole custody, and he currently has visitation, you could file a motion to modify. However, as others have mentioned, you don't describe any facts which would persuade a court to terminate the child's father's rights, which are very important.

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