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Mahon, Quinn & Mahon, P.C. have written the following articles to help inform you on a variety of issues. This section of our website is frequently updated, so be sure to check back often. If you are looking for information not covered in our articles, please contact us with your questions.

These articles are presented as a public service by the law firm of  Mahon, Quinn & Mahon, P.C. These Articles are provided for general information purposes and are not intended as legal advice. You should not rely on any information presented without consulting your own legal advisor.

The Interplay Between Workers Compensation and Social Security Disability in Connecticut

In our law practice, we routinely encounter clients who have sustained catastrophic injuries at work that prevent them from returning to their past employment. Many times, these individuals are so seriously injured that they file an application for Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) or Workers’ Compensation benefits. These benefits are available for people who suffer from a severe impairment(s) that prevents them from working at all on a regular and sustained basis. Often with our legal guidance and assistance, their applications for SSDI benefits are approved after a hearing in front of an administrative law judge.

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Posted 2/2/2023

The Role of Social Security Benefits in Divorce

Although Social Security benefits are not marital property, because such benefits constitute income, they deserve careful consideration when a couple divorces. These benefits are a potential source of child support, alimony or as additional income that can decrease an alimony obligation.

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Posted 1/2/2023

What Should Landlords Do Before They Enter into a Lease With a Tenant?

Every day in Connecticut, landlords are forced to file lawsuits against former tenants in the hope that they can recover money damages from tenants who have violated their leases. Not surprisingly, the success of these cases often hinges on the landlord’s ability to prove that the tenant failed to pay rent pursuant to the lease or that he or she caused excessive damage to the rental property. Unfortunately, many landlords are not adequately prepared to prove these facts because they have not thoroughly documented the condition of the rental property before the tenant began occupying it or they failed to keep an accurate accounting of rental payments received or not received.

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Posted 12/2/2022

An Overview of Security Deposits in CT: A Primer for Landlords & Tenants

Residential and commercial landlords in Connecticut are allowed to collect security deposits from tenants. A security deposit is a payment that a tenant makes before the lease term begins that is used to provide financial security to a landlord if the tenant breaches the lease or damages the property. When it is used properly, a security deposit can be a vital tool to ensure that landlords are made whole at the end of a lease term if a tenant defaults or causes damage.

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Posted 11/2/2022

Lemon Law CT: An Overview

In 1982, the State of Connecticut made national headlines when the legislature passed the nation’s first “Lemon Law.” A “lemon” is defined as the law as a vehicle purchased or leased in the state of Connecticut that does not meet the manufacturer’s express warranty, and cannot be repaired after a number of attempts.

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Posted 10/2/2022

What Evidence Must Be Submitted for a Social Security Disability Appeal?

Social Security Administration Enacts New Regulations Concerning the Submission of Evidence in Disability Cases

New federal regulations were recently enacted that clarify and explain what type of evidence must be disclosed by claimants to the Social Security Administration in social security disability and supplemental security income cases. The regulations also clarify the role that representatives must play in disclosing and submitting this evidence in such cases.

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Posted 9/2/2022

Underinsured Motorist Coverage in CT

What You Don’t Know About Uninsured Motorist Coverage in Connecticut Can Hurt You

In many situations, the most important automobile insurance coverage you have is uninsured motorist coverage (UM COVERAGE). Simply stated, this insurance is intended to provide you with additional protection when you are in an accident with another driver who is responsible for causing the accident but has no insurance or whose insurance liability limits are not adequate to cover your losses (i.e. medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and permanent impairment).

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Posted 7/2/2022

Collaboration Law

The following information is a client handout our firm uses. It was prepared by Attorney Pauline H. Tesler for use with her book, Collaborative Law.

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Posted 5/2/2022