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Having trouble paying your bills? Bankruptcy is a legal way to get rid of certain debts and give you a fresh start. You may not need to file bankruptcy because you're already protected. Read this to find out if bankruptcy could help you.
This slidecast by the Connecticut Judicial Branch shows the most common responses for a person who is being sued in a civil case.
If you are behind in paying your bills, someone will probably contact you to collect the money you owe. You might owe money on a car loan, credit card accounts, medical bills, utility bills, home mortgage and others.
Are you having trouble paying your bills? You might think that bankruptcy is the answer to your problems. But, whether you need it and how much it can help you depends on your situation. For some people it is the best choice, but for many others, it is not.
Small Claims Court has special rules that make representing yourself easier and the process faster. The court decides if the person suing should get money to compensate (pay back) for the loss. Read this article to find out: What you can sue for, how you start it, what happens at the hearing and...
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.
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.
Is money being taken out of your pay because you owe money? A wage attachment is a court order that forces your employer to take money from your paycheck to pay the debt. Read this to learn: when that can happen, how much they can take, what you can do if you can’t afford it, and more.
2-1-1 is a free service that can help you with many different kinds of problems, including substance abuse, domestic violence, suicide prevention, financial problems, and more. It is available 24 hours a day and 365 days per year.
The Judicial Branch has a list of Connecticut State Marshals on their website or at the clerk's office in your local courthouse.
This pamphlet by the National Consumer Law Center can help you learn what to do if you are being harassed by debt collectors. 
The Appearance form tells the court that you plan to participate in the case and that you should get a notice whenever something happens in the case. This form is also used to tell the court when you have changed your address.Help text for...
Watch this slidecast if you're being sued in civil (not criminal) court.Watch the slidecast...By: The Connecticut Judicial Branch