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Joseph Maya

Joseph Maya

Maya Murphy, P.C. - Representing Excellence.
  • Employment Law, Criminal Law, DUI & DWI ...
  • Connecticut, New York
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Summary

Our firm’s main areas of focus are employment law, divorce and family law, criminal law, litigation, estate planning, personal injury, education law, and business law.

All of our attorneys are licensed to practice in multiple states, including Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey.

Attorney Maya received his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School and his B.A., Cum Laude, from New York University. He began his career at Clifford Chance in New York City and he has practiced in the state and federal courts of New York and Connecticut. He is the Managing Partner of Maya Murphy. Mr. Maya was born in Brooklyn, New York and resides with his family in Westport, CT.

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Practice Areas
  • Employment Law
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • Probate
  • Personal Injury
  • Education Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Elder Law
  • White Collar Crime
  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • Business Law
Additional Practice Area
  • Litigation
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Connecticut
State of Connecticut Judicial Branch
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New York
New York State Office of Court Administration
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken
Professional Experience
Managing Partner
Maya Murphy, P.C.
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Education
University of Michigan Law School
J.D. | Law
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New York University
B.A. | Politics
Honors: Cum Laude
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Awards
Peer Review Rated
Martindale-Hubbel Lawyers Service
Professional Associations
New York State Bar  # 2357648
Member
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Connecticut Bar Association
Attorney Member
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Cases in the News
Various Newspapers
Speaking Engagements
Litigation strategy and the use of technology , Litigation for the small firm
Certifications
Best Lawyer in America
Best Lawyers
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Attorney Lauren MacDonald practices Employment Law at Maya Murphy, P.C. She frequently negotiates severance agreements, including non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, and handles wrongful terminations. Attorney Lauren MacDonald on Employment Law

Attorney Lauren MacDonald practices Employment Law at Maya Murphy, P.C. She frequently negotiates severance agreements, including non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, and handles wrongful terminations.

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Legal Answers
17 Questions Answered

Q. So I was recently hospitalized for not being on my medicine and they said I was unsafe around my kids without it..
A: Generally, a patient’s physician would advise as to what medications a patient may need, in addition to the appropriate dosage etc. To the extent a patient has a health condition, including pregnancy, that may be negatively impacted by the use of a medication, a physician may make a recommendation to change the medication, change the dosage, or suspend its use altogether. If you are under court order to continue to seek treatment of a physician, you and/or your physician may need to confer with the court regarding any change in your treatment plan, as may be necessary from time to time, regardless of any pending pregnancy. Often the court will accept documentation from physicians regarding a recommended treatment plan, which may include temporarily changing or suspending medications, under certain circumstances. It is best practice to ensure you are familiar with all applicable court orders so you understand what your rights and obligations are to ensure you do not violate any orders of the court.
Q. Brother placing mother in AL facility beyond her means and plans to draw down limited assets.
A: POWER OF ATTORNEY IN CONNECTICUT Generally speaking, Powers of Attorney (POAs) in Connecticut assign decision-making authority typically performed by the principal, to one or more agents. The scope of this authority may be limited or broad and one or more agents may be given such authority. If there is language in the POA addressing specific considerations such as real estate, draw down of assets and inheritance, the terms of the POA that address these topics will be the controlling language Probate Courts examine when determining whether an agent acted within the bounds of his fiduciary responsibilities to the principal. In the absence of language addressing these matters, generally, the standard to which an agent is held is whether he acted in the reasonable expectations of the principal, in the best interests of the principal and the agent is required to keep a record of all receipts, disbursements, and transactions made on behalf of the principal. Please note that with informed consent, a principal may decide to waive certain recordkeeping and/or accounting requirements. An agent’s authority can be terminated if any of the following events occur: • The principal revokes the authority; • The court appoints a conservator and chooses to terminate the agent's authority; • The agent dies resigns, or becomes incapacitated; • If there are co-agents, and they did not act jointly (unless other specified in the POA); or • POA terminates. If there is a suspicion of abuse of power by an agent or co-agent, certain individual(s) may petition the Probate Court to review the agent’s actions. These individuals include: be required to provide an accounting at the request of family members, presumptive heirs or beneficiaries, guardian, conservator, descendants, caregivers, or a person who demonstrates “sufficient interest” in the principal’s welfare. In the event a court finds an agent or co-agent has abused power or used his authority inappropriately, there are available remedies which include, but are not limited to: • Revocation of power of the agent by the principal • Claim for an accounting (as mentioned above) • Claim for conversion • Claim for interference with the inheritance of another An agent who violates the provisions Connecticut’s law on POAs is liable to the principal or his or her successors in interest for an amount required to restore the value of the principal's property to what it would have been if the violation did not occur and reasonable attorney's fees and costs paid on the agent's behalf. Furthermore, an accounting may be required by the court (unless the principal waived certain recordkeeping requirements).
Q. What are the guidelines for secondary education and the contribution by each parent in a divorced household in CT?
A: In Connecticut, educational support orders are governed by Connecticut General Statutes §46b-56c, which authorizes the courts to enter orders defining how parents will handle “necessary educational expenses” which include application costs, registration costs, room, board, dues, tuition, and fees up to the amount charged by the University of Connecticut for a full-time, in-state student at the time the child registers otherwise known as the “UCONN Cap.” The order may account for the cost of books and medical insurance for the child as well, and parents are permitted, upon agreement, to increase the limit beyond the amount charged by the University of Connecticut. Where parties are able to resolve their case amicably, college expenses may be addressed in one of two ways. First, the parties may simply include in their separation agreement a provision outlining in detail how they will divide such expenses. If the children are very young during the proceedings, and the parties’ circumstances at the time the child will be ready to attend college are unforeseeable, this issue may not be ripe for consideration. In such cases, the parties may wish to defer the issue until the child is older. It is very important to note that if the parties choose this course of action, they must include in their separation agreement a provision expressly requesting that the court retain jurisdiction over issues related to post-secondary educational expenses or it can be forever waived. Indeed, if they fail to do so, the court will not retain jurisdiction, and the parties will be precluded from seeking its involvement in the future. However, if the parties do request that the court retain jurisdiction, either party may request a post judgment educational support order at a later, appropriate time. Once such a post judgment petition for educational support is filed- as with the divorce itself- the parties may either resolve the issue by agreement or request a hearing for this limited purpose. It is important to note that whether a secondary or post-secondary educational support order is entered at the time of the divorce or post judgment, the court must find that it is more likely than not that the parents would have provided support to the child for higher education if the family remained intact. The parties may stipulate to this fact in an agreement, or leave it up to the court to decide. In either event, assuming that threshold requirement is satisfied, the court will then determine whether an educational support order is appropriate. In doing so, the court will consider all relevant circumstances, including the parents’ income, assets and other obligations; the child’s need for support based on his or her assets and ability to earn income; the availability of financial aid, including grants and loans; the reasonableness of the higher education considering the child’s academic record and financial resources available; and the child’s preparation for, aptitude for and commitment to higher education. Again, just like the underlying divorce action itself, the parties can conduct discovery in this post judgment proceeding to unearth the other’s pecuniary status and earnings. At a minimum, they will each likely have to file Financial Affidavits depicting the current snapshot of their income, expenses, assets and debts. Accordingly, the parties ability to pay is examined by the court to determine a fair and equitable contribution by each parent based on their financial circumstances. If you are referring to private high school tuition, the court will treat the issue the same way, particularly if the child had a history of attending private school. If not, the court may rule that neither party has to contribute to private school unless the child has special needs for such a placement.
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