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Gregory A Allen

Gregory Allen’s Answers

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  • Can an email be used to change custody?

    I am active duty navy. I got full legal/physical custody of my daughter in my divorce. In April I had sent my daughter to live with her mom. I was having medical issues and my career was up in the air, so it seemed like a good time for them to get...

    Gregory’s Answer

    I agree with the previous answers. You need a new court order to change what the current court order is. Should she try to change that order, you would be given an opportunity to explain why you feel the efforts to get mom involved in your child's life again were not working out.

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  • Is there a valid objection to a RFA that is misconstruing my answer to a complaint or do I just deny and explain my answer?

    I am the defendant in a debt collection suit. In my answer to the plaintiff's complaint, I partially admitted to an allegation but denied the rest of that allegation, with an explanation. The other party wants me to admit to the entire allegation...

    Gregory’s Answer

    It sounds like you should continue with what you are doing. Admit was it true, deny what you disagree with and explain your answers where required.

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  • Do I need to modify my sons visitation order?

    All the parameters of my sons visitation order are no longer usable and I'm at a loss as to what I'm obligated to do... He's supposed to have 2 six hour visits a week on his days off from work. His father is supposed to do the driving per our cour...

    Gregory’s Answer

    Yes. You should file to modify the existing orders of the court due to a substantial change of circumstances. The orders you have in place do not fit your current circumstances. The court should enter new orders that are appropriate given the current state of affairs.

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  • Can I revisit my divorce decree to get longer support for my son who has special needs?

    My attorney told me my son qualified for child support until he is 21 because he has special needs but she recommended I sign the final decree which states his father is only liable until he is 18. Though it sounds ridiculous...she actually gav...

    Gregory’s Answer

    I agree with the other answers in that I would need to read your current agreement to give you a definitive answer on this question. However, as a general rule, child support obligations terminate by statute at the age of 18 or graduation from high school, which ever is later, but in no event past age 19. You can come to an agreement to support your children past that age, but I would need to see what is in the agreement you have in place.

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  • Will it be a contempt of court if i don't sign or appear in divorce hearing , once i have already signed the appearance form?

    My husband has filed for divorce in CT, and I also signed the appearance form. Our hearing is due on 14 July 2016. But now i dont want to get divorced. Will it be a contempt of court if i dont send them signed forms now and also dont appear in court

    Gregory’s Answer

    You will not be in contempt, but not appearing in court will not prevent the court from acting. The court will likely proceed in your absence and issue orders without your input. I recommend attending the court dates in your case, and possibly consulting counsel to help you through this complex problem.

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  • My husband & I filed for divorce in the CT. He recently filed a motion for conciliation. I don't want this...what can I do?

    Both husband and I filed for divorce (complain & cross complaint) 90 day waiting period has passed Request for conciliation filed a week ago I don't want to wait another 90 days What can I do to restart the divorce process?

    Gregory’s Answer

    Unfortunately it sounds like he doesn't know what direction he is going in. You should objection to the request for reconciliation, and you should consider hiring counsel to get you through this.

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  • Is sole custody with visiting rights but no over nights and no taking out of state is that reasonable to do by ur self in court

    I want sole custody of my son I want the most say in everything I don't trust the grandparents with my son at all I do not want over nights I want my son to be back to me at end of day and I dont want them to be able to take my son outs state? Is...

    Gregory’s Answer

    Unfortunately, it is impossible to answer your question without knowing a lot more about your situation. The answer is completely dependent on your particular set of facts. There is unfortunately only two ways to find out; consult a lawyer or try it on your own. I realize that is not what you want to hear, but an online forum can't convey the volume of information a lawyer will need to make that determination.

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  • Divorce. Can I take car away

    I'm about to file for divorce with my wife. We were married 10/16/15. I have my truck before the wedding. I bought a second car during the marriage. And we also have her sons car. All the cars are registered insured and bought under my name. Can I...

    Gregory’s Answer

    Essentially, no. As soon as you file a whole set of automatic orders will go into effect. They are designed to maintain the status quo until the parties reach an agreement or the court enters orders. Acting unilaterally before the automatic orders go into effect to circumvent them will just make a judge upset. Plus, since you will still be married when you do it your wife will have rights to the marital property.

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  • See explanation of situation

    In January a complaint for a declaratory judgement was filed in the Superior Court for the JD of New Haven with a return date of March 1, 2016. The defendant has filed an Appearance but has not filed a responsive pleading. My question is this: I...

    Gregory’s Answer

    Yes, file a motion for default for failure to plead. Once you get a default granted either file a motion for judgment or claim your case to a hearing in damages, which is more likely the appropriate course of action as you are seeking a declaratory judgment. Only worry about the motion for summary judgment if the defendant files a responsive pleading and you end up with a contested case.

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  • Do I. Win the divorce case

    I am about to get a divorce and my is not going to be at the court house what does that mean dose that mean that I will won the divorce

    Gregory’s Answer

    Generally, yes. If the other party fails to appear at the hearing date you will likely get what you ask for. You will need to demonstrate to the judge that the other party knew about the court date before the court will proceed in his or her absence.

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