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Gregory A Allen

Gregory Allen’s Answers

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  • Can my husband argue for physical custody/residence?

    My husband has joint legal custody of his daughter. The mother has MRSA and is unwilling to get treated for it. The daughter has had it at least once, but continues to be exposed to it through the mother's unhygenic lifestyle. Is this something th...

    Gregory’s Answer

    Yes. He would need to file a motion for a modification of the existing court orders citing the reasons he feels the court's orders should be changed and explaining what changes he wants. The health, emotional health, educational needs and ability to nurture the child are all issues a court can consider. However, these types of determinations are very factually specific. Often times what you know and what you are able to get admitted into evidence in court are not always the same thing. I suggest consulting an experienced family lawyer in your area.

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  • I have a rental property. A tenant claimed to have gotten injured on the property. 12 days prior to the tenant claiming to hav

    I have a rental property. A tenant claimed to have gotten injured on the property. 12 days prior to the tenant claiming to have gotten injured I placed the property in an LLC. The tenant filed a lawsuit naming me not the LLC. I didn't think of...

    Gregory’s Answer

    This is likely an issue that could have been raised during the pendency of the lawsuit. However, since the case is settled it appears that it is likely too late to raise it now. There are very few grounds for a court to consider voiding a settlement agreement and I don't see how this would fall into one of them.

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  • What does that mean and How does it effect my lease which is in good standing

    Our commercial property landlord sent a letter to his tenets stating that effective January 1, 2016 the bank or its designee will take over the management of his 3 shopping centers.

    Gregory’s Answer

    Most commercial mortgages contain a conditional assignment of rents in the event of a default. It sounds like he is behind on his mortgage payments and the bank is exercising its rights under the mortgage to directly collect the rents. It could be something else though. Your best bet is to reach out to both the landlord and the bank for additional information.

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  • In need of a family lawyer

    I'm legally separated going through a divorce I was pregnant during the seperation. Said child was born in connecticut lives in connecticut for the past year my ex is not the father and he is no the father listed on the birth certificate. There is...

    Gregory’s Answer

    I agree. I would think the sample could be collected in CT and sent to any lab he wants to use to complete the test. If this becomes an unresolved issue present it to the court and the court will issue an order on how the test is to be completed.

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  • Divorced father of 3boys .older ones reside with me.Youngest claiming abyse by mother and boyfriend.

    Child brought to me after mothers suicide attempt by neighbor. called police..child told officer of abuse. Report made. DCF became involved. They make appts and never show up. Now they say my child can go back .Police taking their time with this ...

    Gregory’s Answer

    The DCF process is independent of the family courts. DCF can't do anything until they have the evidence they need. You can go to the courts and ask that the custody be addressed to protect the kids even before DCF finishes its investigation. I suggest you contact an experienced family lawyer in your area. You can do this alone, but it gets complicated very quickly.

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  • Divorce e to dissolve marriage how long would it take

    house in wife name. mortgage in my name, plus I am disable cant work. credit card 30,000 and the house underwater still. have some savings. wife has full time job

    Gregory’s Answer

    Connecticut has a mandatory cooling off period, 90 days, from the day your case is filed (your return date) to the first day you can be divorced. However, as of October 2015, the parties can jointly waive that 90-day period if they have an agreement on all the issues in their divorce. If you don't have an agreement your case can take longer to resolve.

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  • I wanted to know what my rights were in a divorce when I file in CT? Children and property involved.

    We have three children (10,8 & 5), I had the bigger income before I was laid off recently. I wanted to know if i would have to share my severance package that I received from my company and would he also be entitled to my 401k? We have two propert...

    Gregory’s Answer

    As the previous answers state, there are far too many facts that effect the answer to these questions for any advice we give on this site to be truly helpful. When it comes to finances the entire family financial picture needs to be examined. With regards to the kids, the best interests of the children generally controls. There are even factors that could effect when to file your case. To be really helpful an experienced family lawyer needs to spend significant time with you getting to know your circumstances before he or she gives you advice on these broad issues.

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  • Co parent schedule

    What is a good schedule for a newborn? The childs father is taking me to court for joint custody and requesting over nights with baby at 8 weeks and 3 days on 3 days off at 3 months. I dont think this is in the best interest of her so what are som...

    Gregory’s Answer

    Parenting schedules are very factually specific. A lot of facts come in to play and effect how a court will rule on parental access. That said generally, with a child that young a court will not have the child spend that much time away from the primary caregiver. You should consult an experienced family lawyer who can discuss all of the facts of your particular case and give you detailed advice.

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  • Can I trade in a toolbox that's not paid off for a smaller one?

    I bought a toolbox off of the snap on truck a few months back. I don't need a box as big as it is so I was wondering if I can trade it back in to the dealer for a smaller one

    Gregory’s Answer

    Check with them on their return policy. There isn't really a legal issue here. They sold you the box you asked for.

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  • Property damage lawsuit after insurance settlement?

    Hi, I was involved in an automobile accident that resulted in private property damage, I was the driver. No one was injured, including myself. Apparently, insurance settled for $85k. My coverage has a $100k limit Now, almost two years later, j...

    Gregory’s Answer

    Contact your insurance company and give them the paperwork. They should resolve this for you. If the reached a settlement then they likely have a signed release preventing further claims from the same individual. Even if they don't, as your insurer they have an obligation to defend this lawsuit for you.

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