Bruce S Gordon’s Answers

Bruce S Gordon

Fairfield Divorce / Separation Lawyer.

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  1. Divorce vs Contesting a Will?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Bruce S Gordon
    2. Kent Matthew Miller
    3. Charles F Basil
    3 lawyer answers

    I just fisnished a contest like this. In that one there was an ante-nuptial agreement. She is not entitled to 1/3 of the estate, but a life estate in that. She is entitled to be treated with respect though, no matter how she chooses to care for herself. Depending on the value of the house and his estate she may be entiled to more or not. A life estate is the right to live off of (1/3 of) the estate for the remainder of her life. As to the effect of what he has given her on the...

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  2. After my mom passed away my father asked my wife and I if we wanted to add a in-law apartment to the main house. The house was

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Kevin Burns
    2. Bruce S Gordon
    3. Scott D Rosenberg
    3 lawyer answers

    Someone needs to read your decree carefully with you. Are the words "net equity" in there, what was put into the accounting as the value and other factors play into this. What you want sounds reasonable, and you may need to get the judge to clarify the orders, but I said above you need to have someone analyse this case with you. I am local to you and appear in that court as well as others in the area and would be happy to speak with you if you like.

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  3. What happens if parent is caught lying on mandatory disclosure form such as income, assests etc?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Bruce S Gordon
    2. Brent Allan Rose
    3. John Arthur Smitten
    3 lawyer answers

    If you can prove this then he could go to jail, your case could be reopened and a new amount set. Judgments set on fraud are usually openable at any time. I had a connecticut divorce opened after 6 years because the person had lied about getting service to his wive. Now the hard part. Evidence. It is all imporatant here. In the case I mentioned above I had the marshal who he claimed to have used testify that he never got anything from the man to serve. He brought his log of services...

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  4. Who decides where a child goes to daycare? Shouldn't it be up to the parents to both come to a joint agreement?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Bruce S Gordon
    2. Joseph E Depaola
    2 lawyer answers

    The easy question first. You state your orders are for costs to be shared. then they must be shared and a motion for a contempt citation to the court is in order if it cannot be worked out otherwise. The Connecticut courts are very concerned that their orders be observed or enforced. As to the rest of this, you need and attorney to go throught the current orders with you and figure out what they mean. If they do not give you what you think your child needs then you need to go back to...

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  5. I was given sole custody of my daughter in my divorce but i don't live in same state as her

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. James C Wing JR
    2. Christopher P Norris
    3. Charles F Basil
    4. Bruce S Gordon
    4 lawyer answers

    What is the question? please include information on where she lives, why you didnt take her and what kind of sole custody you have legal or residential or both

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  6. May i request custody even if the oposing atty does not appear or will it be continued? I am representing my self pro se

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. James C Wing JR
    2. Bruce S Gordon
    3. Charles F Basil
    3 lawyer answers

    The attorney can only know what is presented to them. It may come from you or your husband but don't expect the attorney to keep up with your daily life. I always remind clients the case belongs to them and it is their responsibility to keep me informed. To get this question dealt with someone has to file a motion to the court asking for changes. It is unlikely that your husband's attorney would act against what his client wants. This is proper, his or her job is to advocate for your...

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  7. In a CT divorce, is the assets always split 50/50?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Christopher P Norris
    2. Bruce S Gordon
    3. Charles F Basil
    3 lawyer answers

    In Connecticut divorce is a part of the law where equity is suppose to rule. While modified over the years, and both limited and expanded by statute, the judges are suppose to consider what is fair before awarding property and alimony. Now without the legalese: It depends. The judge will consider many things including the reason for the turnover, fault in the breakup and who the children will be with amongst other factors. Yes if the house was a marital asset the judge can consider it....

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  8. Have I hired the wrong divorce attorney?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Christopher P Norris
    2. Bruce S Gordon
    3. James C Wing JR
    4. Mary Katherine Brown
    4 lawyer answers

    If you don't feel comfortable with your attorney, nobody will take it personally if you want to make a change. Divorce can be a long and stressful process, so you really do need to feel your attorney is a good fit, and as long as you aren't trying to make a change in the middle of a trial, you should be OK. Your new attorney will know how to smooth things for you. If you need to explore your choices a bit, you can search among the attorney profiles here on AVVO and contact attorneys in your...

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  9. Hi Bruce. My ex-husband stopped paying alimony. Are there any more legal actions that I can take to resolve this matter?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Bruce S Gordon
    2. Charles Anthony Rick
    2 lawyer answers

    Lisa, Yes. and possibly at his eventual cost. Please call me to discuss. Brucve 203.259.1100

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  10. Workers compensation loyer

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. George Ellis Corson IV
    2. Bobby L. Bollinger Jr.
    3. Bruce S Gordon
    4. Anthony Christopher Saline
    5. Joseph Benjamin D'Amico
    5 lawyer answers

    I would never give a durable power of attorney to anyone except under very specific circumstances. As an attorney he has enough power to act for you without that. If he wants it to be able to sign for you I would run, not walk, to another attorney.

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