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Thomas E. McCabe

Thomas McCabe’s Answers

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  • Should I fight a speeding ticket?

    I have a clean record for the last 20 plus years but just got a $269 ticket for doing 40 in a 25 MPH school zone in Hartford CT. I didn't have my registration and was given a verbal warning on that. I understand if I pay I won’t get points but if ...

    Thomas’s Answer

    Fight the ticket. Plead not guilty. Appear for the assigned court date and talk to the prosecutor. That is where they may accept a $50 charitable donation at the court and nolle (get rid of) the case. You would have to appear to find out what the prosecutor wants to do but with a long clean driver record and 15 miles over I would think it's possible

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  • My ex husband is behind in his child support for thousands of dollars, and lives in another state.

    I have a couple questions. My ex is behind on his child support payments to me, in the thousands of dollars. I want to file a complaint for contempt. What form is this? (Is this the one? http://www.jud.ct.gov/webforms/forms/fm173.pdf) Also, do I n...

    Thomas’s Answer

    Best to file a post judgment contempt for child support. You bring it to the court where then you will be assigned a court date, etc. then you will have to have him served. I would do it by certified mail, regular mail and a marshal in his state. If you have any questions let me know.

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  • Rearrest ordered on a violation of probation

    Dear counsels I was put on a formal probation and had make weekly meetings with my probation officer. Unfortunately I had leave the U.S for Mexico in order to help my sick mother who`s back in Mexico. My brother recently told me upon my return...

    Thomas’s Answer

    Are you a citizen or legal permanent resident? It could be an indicator of an immigration issue.

    You really should not have left the country without permission or letting the appropriate people know. I have handled these matters plenty. Have to focus on what's ahead and best you speak with and hire an attorney who could handle this.

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  • What are my options for getting child support arrears?

    My ex-husband agreed to a wage garnishment when we divorced in December. He was clearly informed he would be responsible for making the payments until the garnishment went into effect. He paid some of the arrears when our assets were divided, but ...

    Thomas’s Answer

    First you would be surprised that there are attorneys out there who could work with you on their fees to assist you with something like this.

    You should file a post judgment contempt and the attorney you hire could ask for fees to be paid by the opposing party of found in contempt (willful violation of the court order). Also if it was a garnishment and the company is not complying then they can be held in contempt as well.

    Feel free to

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  • I had given my wife around $9000 cash as she said she wants money for her collage fee. Can I get it back in divorce?

    Marriage of 6 months was going through a rough phase but still I gave my wife around $9000 cash as she said she wants money for her collage fee and to fix her old car. I did that in good faith and took it as my duty to help her. But all my fears...

    Thomas’s Answer

    Will have to litigate the issue unless she agrees to credit you for the assistance. Very short marriage so no alimony. You should receive some sort of repayment unless it was a gift. Feel free to reach out to discuss.

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  • What type of attorney do I need to use an for going after an unlicensed general contractor?

    After finding out contractor not licensed had another complete. He found work wasn't done properly including parts could have injured people when used.

    Thomas’s Answer

    Civil litigation attorney who has handled home construction cases and possible CUTPA claims. I have done several in Stamford Courts.

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  • A relationship with a first cousin ended at which time she requested no more contact. I emailed and got a restraining order.

    Upon receiving the ex parte order I was shocked and appalled at the severity of the false accusations being made against me and called my aunt on the phone. For this they are charging me with violating the protective order. I want to press charges...

    Thomas’s Answer

    There are a lot of issues with just these facts. You probably need to sit down with an attorney

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  • How longgggg would a contested Annulment/divorce take?

    Generally how long would a contested Annulment/divorce take from the date i filed appearance in the court.

    Thomas’s Answer

    As short as the 90 day statutory wait period if you have an agreement and parenting plan (if you have children). However if there are several financial and custody/visitation issues you could go on for several months if not years...the Courts do try to get matters resolved in about a year or so.

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  • State of Ct. eviction laws/ limits/rules I am a Homeless Veteran being evicted and need help with what's legal

    I have a lawyer to rep me but she seems to not care. very distressing. I was served a summons to appear on Mar. 18th, I received an amended summons, in the mail, on Feb 18th, stating that that was the new appearance date. supposedly the letter wa...

    Thomas’s Answer

    Work with your VA lawyer or contact the VA if you feel they are not helping as they should. Thank you for your service.

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  • I have court for 6th degree larceny for a complete honest mistake @ a kohls in CT. Clean record, do I need a lawyer to expunge

    I walked into kohls with shoes my mom had bought the same day that I wanted to return for a bigger size. The shoes were all scrambled, not organized by style. I find my model # for size 10 and pull them out, but I'm really looking for 9.5. After s...

    Thomas’s Answer

    You can hire an attorney who possibly can get this thrown out for you if all the facts you state are supported by a police report. I've handled cases like this and they go much smoother and quicker with an attorney who knows what to do. Regards, Thomas McCabe

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