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Karen Stolp Poirier

Karen Poirier’s Answers

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  • What is the meaning of these terms and codes in a PI case below? What is the reason for the defense to file the objection?

    PI case defendant notice of service of request for admission PB 13-22 and objection interogatories/ production PB 13-8 and 13-10. This is what the defendant file. What is that for ? What is the defense afraid of? If they refuse to provide answers ...

    Karen’s Answer

    P.B. stands for practice book. The attorney is referencing the section of the practice book that permits him to serve you with the documents. A requests for admissions are a series of statements that you must either admit to or deny. Objections to interrogatories are his objections to whatever questions your attorney served the defendant with. You should consult with your attorney.

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  • Can dcf decide if a child can stay in they country or not?

    I am in dcf care and I am 15 years old , my worker isn't really helping me, im trying to go live with my mom side of family , but she said I cant go, then she said they might send me back to my birth place

    Karen’s Answer

    More facts are required. Tell the judge you want an AMC (attorney for the minor child)

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  • My landlord sent me a letter stating I must pay $500.00 for my pets I was to sign it and send it back. Do I have to sign it.

    I have had four cats since I moved in my landlord agreed to let me have them. Now all of a sudden he wants $500.00 security deposit for them. He. Sent a letter to me telling me I have to sign and agree with his terms. Do I have to sign it or will ...

    Karen’s Answer

    It depends on the terms in your lease.

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  • Support Order questions on my 18 y/o son that works full time

    I am paying court ordered child support for my 18yo son that is a junior in high school. He currently holds a fulltime job aslo.. How long am I responsible to make these payments?

    Karen’s Answer

    As a general rule, you are obligated until he turns 18 or graduates high school, whichever is later. The fact the he has a job is not relevant.

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  • Can my landlord withhold my security deposit beyond normal wear and tear?

    My family and I have leased the same housing property for almost 12 straight years. When notifying my landlord of our intent to vacate (upon our current lease's expiration), he stated that I am responsible to paint the unit's interior. There is no...

    Karen’s Answer

    As a general rule, normal wear and tear is not considered damages - of course the term "normal wear and tear" can be subjective. If he withholds your deposit, he must give you an itemized list of costs and repairs, and must return any deposit money that is left over. You may find this publication helpful: http://www.jud.ct.gov/Publications/hm031.pdf. Also, most attorneys, including my firm, will offer a free consultation.

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  • I had a speeding in ticket in 1996 that didnt pay license was suspended till paid it now i have been arrested on

    Felony charges can i apply for my ar card in. cT

    Karen’s Answer

    Your question is a bit confusing. If you are facing felony charges, I would certainly meet with an attorney. Most, including my firm, will offer a free consultation. Good luck.

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  • Having a hard time getting my pistol permit. Its been 6 months i fill out the paper work.

    The police took all my paperwork and checks they have cashed there check for doing my fingerprints. Backgrounds has not gotten any of my paperwork as it may have gotten lost in the mail they say. Is there anything i can do with out having to spend...

    Karen’s Answer

    You may find this helpful: http://www.ccdl.us/attachments/115_Permit_to_Carry_Time_Mandates.pdf

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  • Landlord deducting money from sec. dep. , going back on his words, what are my rights?

    I gave my landlord my 1 month notice. He told me that he would deduct the last month rent, the latest oil and gas bill from the sec. deposit and then return the remainder of the balance. He also told me on several occasions that everything looke...

    Karen’s Answer

    Much of your question requires an examination of your lease. With regard to the security deposit, the short answer is no, he cannot keep your deposit in that manner. You may find this publication helpful: http://www.jud.ct.gov/Publications/hm031.pdf. You may also want to consult with an attorney. Many attorneys, including my firm, will provide a free consultation. Good luck.

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  • Who are the parties of an uncontested Dissolution of Marriage? What are they called?

    Are the parties called the Plaintiff and the Defendant? Husband and Wife? Petitioner and Respondent?

    Karen’s Answer

    In CT it is not a petition for divorce, it's a complaint for divorce so the parties are know as plaintiff and defendant. The party that initiates the divorce (files the complaint) is the defendant.

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  • Please see my question below:

    If a male from Massachusetts just under 19 years old has sex with a female who just turned 17 years old and resides in Connecticut and the act occurred in Connecticut , is there any kind of statutory rape law that applies or are the individuals c...

    Karen’s Answer

    If you were 18 and she was 16 or 17, in the state of Connecticut, no law was broken. I cannot speak for Massachusetts law, but if the act occurred in Connecticut, then Connecticut law would apply.

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