Child Support

If you can’t afford to pay court fees, tell the court clerk you want to apply for a fee waiver – which means the court will not charge you. You can probably get a fee waiver if you get public benefits (such as welfare, food stamps, SNAP, or SSI) or if your income is very low. This article gives the...
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.
You must have a court order to get child support. Read this to learn: who can get child support, how to get it, what happens if it’s not being paid, and more.
Are you supposed to pay child support, but you can’t afford it or you haven’t been paying? Read this to learn: how they decide how much you should pay, what you can do if you can’t afford the payments and what happens if you don’t pay.
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.
Your girlfriend is pregnant. The State of Connecticut has laws about your situation.
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 booklet has been written for fathers who are not married to the mother of their baby. In it you will find important information about establishing paternity for your baby.By: The Connecticut Department of Social Services, and The Department of Public Health
This booklet has been written for mothers who are not married to the father of their baby. In it you will find important information about establishing paternity for your baby.By: The Connecticut Department of Social Services, and The Department of Public Health
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.
Your child has the right to be supported by both parents.If you are the person taking care of your child, you have the right to get child support from your child’s father.
If you believe that your child support order is too low (or too high), this article may help. You can get help from the state Child Support Program or do it on your own. First, to find out if this booklet can help, please answer these questions:
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.
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 ot
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.
If you have been given papers telling you to go to Family Support Magistrate Court for a child support matter, you probably have questions about what to expect.
Your child has the right to be supported by both parents.
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This pamphlet provides an overview of Connecticut’s child support services.
A publication by the State of Connecticut Judicial Branch.
Working together with families and communities to improve child safety, ensure that more children have permanent families, and advance the overall well-being of children is the central focus of the Department of Children and Families (DCF).
The Judicial Branch has a list of Connecticut State Marshals on their website or at the clerk's office in your local courthouse.
This publication, by the State of Connecticut Judicial Branch, explains what to expect when you go to Family Support Magistrate Court. It answers common questions such as how to find the courtroom, how to act in court, what to bring with...
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...