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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.
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...
Families Change provides age-appropriate information to help kids, teens, and parents deal with a family breakup such as a divorce or separation. It was written with input from counselors, psychologists, lawyers, parents, teens, and kids.
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.
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
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.
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...
Statutory rape is a crime called sexual assault.
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.
A publication by the State of Connecticut Judicial Branch.
Mission is to promote and protect the legal rights and interests of poor children who are dependent upon the judicial, child welfare, health and mental health, education, and juvenile justice systems for their care.
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).
Mission is to:Meet basic needs of food, shelter, economic support and health care.Promote and support the choice to live with dignity in one's own home and community.Promote and support the achievement of economic viability in the...
This office provides the opportunity for applicants and recipients of DSS programs to request a hearing to contest actions taken by DSS.
The Safe at Home program is available for Connecticut residents who are or have been victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, or risk of injury to a minor. If you have moved or are planning to move and want to keep your new...
The Judicial Branch has a list of Connecticut State Marshals on their website or at the clerk's office in your local courthouse.
CT SAVIN is a toll-free, automated notification service for criminal court-related events provided by the the Connecticut Judicial Branch.
This page tells you the steps you must take the change the gender marker on your birth certificate in Connecticut.
If you are involved in a divorce, dissolution of a civil union, annulment, separation, custody or visitation case then you are required by law to participate in a parenting education program. This link provides a list of programs in the...
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...
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...
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...