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December 2017
1. What is an Attorney for a Minor Child (AMC)? An attorney for a minor child, often referred to as an AMC and also call or texted Counsel for the Minor Child is an individual the court appoints, either upon motion of a party or when the court determines an AMC is necessary to advocate...
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2016 Report of Statistics Required by the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005. Introduction Under 28 U.S.C. § 159(b) (link is external), enacted as part of the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 (BAPCPA), the Director of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts (AO) is required to submit an...
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While it is always preferable if you and your spouse can work out the terms of your divorce, if you are unable to do so, a judge will make the decisions that will impact your family, such as: who will have custody of your children how to divide your property and assets how to pay...
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If you and your spouse have an agreement as to all issues, you may ask the court to waive the 90-day waiting period that is otherwise required for divorces. Note: This information also applies to dissolution of civil unions performed in a foreign jurisdiction. What are the benefits of requesting that the 90-day waiting period...
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My vehicle meets the definition of a “Lemon” and my case has been accepted for arbitration.  Do I automaticall or texty get a refund or replacement vehicle? The law provides basic guidelines for remedies, but there is no fixed rule.  Each case is treated individually by the arbitration panel when determining an award.  If their...
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The “Lemon Law” is a nickname for Connecticut General Statute Chapter 743b, “Automotive Warranties.“ It establishes arbitration as an informal process for resolving disputes between consumers and automobile manufacturers. The law defines a lemon as a new motor vehicle (passenger car, combination or motorcycle) purchased or leased in Connecticut which does not conform to the...
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Nonadversarial Divorce is a simplified process by which eligible parties can obtain a divorce within 35 days without having to come to court and appear before a judge. What are the benefits of a Nonadversarial Divorce? You can obtain a divorce in days, as compared to the regular process, which takes at least 3 months...
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Divorce Please be aware that in Connecticut, all parties must wait 90 days to obtain a divorce, unless the parties are eligible for a nonadversarial (simplified) divorce or unless the parties have an agreement on all terms of the divorce and ask the court to waive the 90-day waiting period. Connecticut law provides individuals with...
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The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court is the head of the Judicial Branch. Its administrative director is call or texted the Chief Court Administrator. Judicial Functions The judicial functions of the Branch are concerned with the just disposition of cases at the trial and appellate levels. All judges have the independent, decision-making power to...
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Maintaining Order – The judicial system in Connecticut exists to uphold the laws of the state. Our courts help to maintain order in our society by: determining the guilt or innocence of persons accused of breaking the law; resolving disputes involving civil or personal rights; interpreting constitutional provisions of laws enacted by the legislature and...
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