Learning Checklists

Family

How to File a Motion for Contempt in a Family Case
If someone has violated a court order that involves you, including orders of custody, child support, visitation, alimony, or other orders of the court (including terms of a divorce, financial or not), this class will explain how to file for a motion for contempt in a family case. If the judge finds the other person in contempt, the judge can order him or her to obey the order.

Is Non-Adversarial Divorce for You?
A non-adversarial divorce is a simplified version of a regular divorce. You will have to meet certain conditions in order to qualify. If you qualify, you can get a divorce within 35 days and you may not have to go to court. This learning checklist will help you find out if you can qualify for one and get started with filing your court papers.

Child Support

How to Change a Child Support Order
If you believe that your child support order is too low or too high, you can ask a judge to change the support order. A judge may change a support order if he or she finds that there is a large change in your or the other parent’s financial situation; for example, if your income has gone down, or the other parent’s income has gone up.

Domestic Violence

Applying for a Temporary Restraining Order
A temporary restraining order is a paper from the court that tells someone to stop hurting you, threatening to hurt you, or stalking you. This class explains how to apply for a temporary restraining order.

Wages and Hours of Work

Filing a Wage Complaint with the CT Department of Labor
Learn about filing a complaint with the Connecticut Department of Labor if an employer does not pay you for time you spent working.

Taking an Employer to Small Claims Court
This class teaches you how to take an employer to Small Claims Court to collect money for time you spent working.

Money and Debt

Did Someone Steal Your Identity?
Identity theft is a serious crime. It can hurt your credit, leave you stuck with bills that aren’t yours, and create problems that could haunt you for years. Follow these steps to help you report and recover from identity theft.

Unemployment Compensation

Appealing an Unemployment Decision to Superior Court
Welcome! If the Connecticut Department of Labor Board of Review made a decision about your unemployment case and you think their decision was wrong, this class can help you appeal to Connecticut’s Superior Court.

Special Education

Requesting Special Education Services for Your Child
If you think your child needs special education services, this class will help you have your child checked to see what services he or she needs. You will also learn how to help make sure your child gets the services he or she needs to do well in school.

State and Federal Benefits

SSI Overpayments: What to do if you get a Notice of Overpayment from Social Security
This class is for people who got a Notice of Overpayment from the Social Security Administration (SSA). A Notice of Overpayment is a letter that says you owe Social Security money. The notice may say that Social Security is going to take some of your SSI check to repay what you owe. This class tells you what to do if you get SSI and Social Security sent you a Notice of Overpayment.

SSDI Overpayments: What to do if you get a Notice of Overpayment from Social Security
This class is for people who got a Notice of Overpayment from the Social Security Administration (SSA). A Notice of Overpayment is a letter that says you owe Social Security money. The notice may say Social Security is going to take some or all of your Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) check to repay what you owe. This class tells you what to do if you get SSDI and Social Security sent you a Notice of Overpayment.