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At Bayer & Black, P.C., we are proud to offer top-caliber legal service in Fairfield County. Over a total of more than 45 years, our Fairfield County lawyers have handled a diverse range of cases, ...
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Is Favor for Same-Sex Marriage Legalization in Decline?

The United States Supreme Court's June 2015 ruling on the legalization of same-sex marriages, which overruled the historic Baker v. Nelson case and bans implemented by 13 states, was met with ...
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Ignition Interlock Law in Connecticut

Starting in Connecticut on Wednesday, July 1, 2015, all first-time DUI offenders, even those eligible for the Alcohol Education Program, will be required to use an Ignition Interlock Device (IID) for ...
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Understanding the Divorce Process

Are you considering a divorce? Have you been served papers? Divorce can be at once distressing and confusing, as it involves bringing emotional and legal bonds to an end. If your own divorce is around ...
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What to Expect in a Fault Divorce

In Connecticut, a divorce can be filed under one of two circumstances: the couple can seek a no-fault divorce, where neither party blames the other for their separation, or one party can pursue a ...
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"I Owe What in Taxes!?" Yet Another Headache for Short Sellers

One of the more surprising (and unpleasant) aspects of the tax code is the "forgiveness of indebtedness rules." Basically, when a debt or a portion of debt is forgiven, the avoided ...
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CDL Holders Beware: New Connecticut Law Affecting Your Livelihood

As of January 1, 2014 drivers who hold a commercial driver's license (CDL) will NOT be eligible to have their charges for Operating Under the Influence (OUI, also referred to as DUI or DWI), ...
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Do I Need a Lawyer for My Case?

Hiring a lawyer for the less serious criminal case is usually a cost-benefit analysis for many people, especially those people on a budget. Not every person can afford a lawyer in every situation. ...
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The Arrest Process in Connecticut

There are two different types of arrests. There is a custodial arrest which is the type most often thought of when people hear the term. This means that a person is detained, placed in handcuffs, and ...
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Connecticut Allows Limited Scope Representation in Family Matters

In order to accommodate the ever-increasing number of pro se litigants in divorce cases, Connecticut has initiated a pilot program offering the parties in a divorce the option to hire an attorney to ...
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Connecticut Veterans get extra shot at certain Diversionary Programs

Connecticut has these things called diversionary programs. A diversionary program is something that lets people who are charged with certain crimes get out of trouble with the charges they face being ...
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Connecticut DUI Law - Ignition Interlock Device

Connecticut DUI law now allows a person convicted of driving under the influence to shorten the term of their license suspension if they install an Ignition Interlock Device (IID) in the vehicle they ...
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Trumbull, Connecticut woman arrested for . . . . late return of library books?

Really? Is that what things have come to in the Connecticut criminal justice system? Shame, shame, shame on the Trumbull first selectman, Thomas Hermann, who is reported to have forced the issue, and ...
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Stamford teacher and mother gets 12 years for drunk driving fatality

Jail. Don't think it can happen to you? Tricia Lynne Coccomo probably thought the same thing when she left her house on July 26, 2005. A little over 6 years later the Connecticut Supreme Court, ...
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What Do You Mean the Binder Isn't Binding?!

"How can something called a 'binder' not be binding?" This is one of the most common questions I am asked by my real estate clients. Before answering, a little background and history ...
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Something's Shakin' on Shakedown Street

I was sitting in my kitchen on yet another snowy morning when, from the other room, I heard familiar sounds coming from my aspiring guitarist's instrument. The opening notes to Shakedown Street ...
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Quick Overview of the Estate Tax Law Changes

As many know, in 2001 Congress passed sweeping tax cuts which were set to expire on December 31, 2010. Included in that legislation was a provision that the estate tax, which was phased out in 2010, ...
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Arrested for DUI in Connecticut. Should I take the breath test?

To take a test or not to take a test, that is the question! It is the source of many late night telephone calls. Ask 10 lawyers the same question and you may get 10 slightly different answers. The ...
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New Year's Resolutions

It is hard for me to believe it has been well over a year since posting. In my last foray into blogging, I discovered it is more difficult to be interesting and topical on a regular basis than I ...
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Quick Thought on the Real Estate Market

First off, if you have checked here at all lately, you know I have not been writing at all for the past couple of months. We are in the process of creating our firm web site. Once that is done and ...
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From Here to There, Part 2

Before you even start....if you haven't read Part 1, click here. In Part 1, I discussed the beginnings of a recovery and the fact I am hopeful some good signs are starting to appear in my local ...
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From Here to There, Part 1

It has been a couple of weeks since I've written so I have some catching up to do. In a previous post, I discussed what a real estate recovery might look like. Here, I will begin to share my ...
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Choosing a Guardian

The single largest impediment to most of my clients completing their estate planning is the issue of guardians. The idea of choosing someone to raise your children because you are dead is unpleasant ...
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Tax Credits for First Time Home Buyers

I am preparing for a brief talk and thought it would make a nice topic for a post. As you can tell from the title, it will only apply to a certain percentage of people, but, it is information which is ...
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