Child Custody and Visitation
If you can’t afford to pay court fees, you can ask the court for a fee waiver. A fee waiver allows people with very low income to skip paying court costs and fees. You can probably get a fee waiver if you get public benefits such as welfare, food stamps, SNAP, or SSI.
Can’t agree on custody or visitation or are you worried your child is not safe? You might want to ask for a lawyer for your child. Read this to learn: why your child might need a lawyer, how to ask for one, what the lawyer would do to find a solution, who pays, and more.
If your custody or visitation arrangement isn't working, you might be able to get it changed. This article will tell you when an order might be changed, the steps you can take, the court hearing, and more.
Is your ex not paying child support, medical expenses, or not following other court orders? You can get help from the court by asking for a contempt order. Your ex must go to court and explain why he disobeyed the court order. Read this to learn the steps to take to ask for help enforcing court...
To decide alimony, child support, and other family issues, the court needs to know how much money you bring in and spend. The Financial Affidavit form shows your: income, expenses, assets (things you own), and debts (credit cards, loans). This article explains how to fill out the form.
Families Change provides information to help kids, teens, and parents deal with a family breakup like a divorce or separation. It was written with input from counselors, psychologists, lawyers, parents, teens, and kids.
This book has two goals. The first is to give parents information that will help them identify a family problem and take steps to fix it. The second is to help parents and their children if DCF and the courts get involved in their lives.
As a father, you have the right to see your child—even if you are behind on child support. Read this article to learn your rights about paternity, visitation, custody, child support, if your child is moving, and more.
Going to court can be stressful. This video will cover everything you need to know about getting ready for a court hearing, including what to wear, and more.
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
If you have a court case, but cannot afford to pay the court costs and fees, you may qualify for a “fee waiver.” A fee waiver means you do not have to pay some or all of the court costs and fees.
These booklets were written for mothers and fathers who have questions about who is the father of their child.
A Brief Guide to Child Support Services in ConnecticutThis pamphlet provides an overview of Connecticut’s child support services.http://www.ct.gov/dss/lib/dss/pdfs/trifold.pdfA Child Needs Emotional and Financial Support of Both ParentsA...
Going to court can be stressful. This video will cover everything you need to know about getting ready for a court hearing, including what to wear, who to bring with you, what happens when you see the judge, meeting with a mediator, and...
If you have a court case, but cannot afford to pay the court costs and fees, you may qualify for a “fee waiver.” A fee waiver means you do not have to pay some or all of the court costs and fees.This slideshow will walk you through the fee...