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Consumer Legal Services, LLC BLOG

Love happens year-round, not only on Valentine’s Day. Unfortunately, romance scams are the same. So, along with sharing (or not) some chocolate, make Valentine’s Day a time to share with people you care about some ways to spot and avoid romance scams. Because, according to a new FTC report, people sent $547 million to online...
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In 2021, more than 95,000 people told the FTC that they’d been scammed with a con that started on social media. In fact, more than one in four people who reported to the FTC that they lost money to any scam said the transaction started with a post, an ad, or a message on a social...
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Today we’re kicking off Identity Theft Awareness Week 2022. Identity thieves have been busier than ever during the pandemic, with scammers and identity thieves after people’s information to apply for credit, unemployment benefits, file taxes, buy things, or get medical services. But there are some things you can do to protect yourself, and this week,...
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If you or someone you know has been affected by the devastating series of tornadoes that roared across Kentucky, Illinois, Tennessee, Arkansas, and Missouri, coping with the aftermath is never easy. But when scammers target people just trying to recover, it can be even worse. Here are ways to help you and your neighbors avoid...
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You may have yawned (or cringed) when you read the title of this article, but please keep reading. This information is important for anyone who has gone through a divorce or who has ever worried about money for any reason. You have probably heard many times that you should budget. But few people actually do....
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A true “phoenix rising from the ashes,” Attorney Theresa Rose DeGray went solo 12 years ago, just months after her own personal bankruptcy. It was that experience that led her to help hundreds and hundreds of clients claim their own fresh start through bankruptcy. She took her own story and coupled it with her grit...
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Pursuant to Practice Book §2-27(d) and (f), the 2022 annual attorney registration process began January 4, 2022. Attorneys and authorized house counsel must complete the registration process online by March 4, 2022. Attorneys and authorized house counsel are required to register online at the Judicial Branch website through E-Services. An attorney must be enrolled in...
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All attorneys will be required to order transcripts utilizing a new online ordering system located within E-Services at https://sso.eservices.jud.ct.gov/TranscriptReq. Please note, this link will not be operational until January 3, 2022. In addition, if you are not an attorney, but are enrolled in E-Services, you may also use the online transcript ordering system. Those individuals...
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THE PATHWAYS PROCESS IN YOUR DIVORCE, CUSTODY OR VISITATION CASE During 2021, Connecticut transitioned to a new process for family cases, including custody, visitation, dissolution of marriage, and legal separation cases. Entitled “Pathways,” the process seeks to give each case the level of court resources it needs, and to reduce the number of necessary court...
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