Divorce and Separation

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.
If you have been hurt or threatened by someone you know, there are two types of court orders that may protect you. One order is in family court (a civil restraining order) and the other is in criminal court (a criminal protective order). This article is about civil restraining orders.
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 booklet is designed to help you represent yourself in a divorce. Legal words and court documents can be confusing. The more you know about how to get a divorce, the more comfortable you will be when you complete the necessary court forms and appear in court.
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.
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
This video tells you how to file for divorce in Connecticut. You can also watch this video in Spanish and Polish.
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.
A temporary restraining order is an order from the court that tells someone to stop hurting or threatening to hurt you. In this video, you will learn how to apply for a restraining order.
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.
Dissolution of Marriage A dissolution of marriage is Connecticut’s legal term for a divorce. It happens when two people have been legally married, and one or both of them goes through the court process to have the marriage ended.
This video will guide you through the uncontested divorce process in Connecticut. Uncontested means that you and your spouse agree on all issues surrounding the divorce.
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...
This video tells you how to file for divorce in Connecticut. You can also watch this video in Spanish and Polish.
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...
A temporary restraining order is an order from the court that tells someone to stop hurting or threatening to hurt you. In this video, you will learn how to apply for a restraining order.
This video will guide you through the uncontested divorce process in Connecticut. Uncontested means that you and your spouse agree on all issues surrounding the divorce such as child custody, visitation, and dividing up your belongings and...