Association of Family and Conciliation Courts:
State of Connecticut Judicial Branch:
Pathfinders prepared by the Connecticut Judicial Branch law librarians:
Child Custody Actions in Connecticut
Child Visitation Actions in Connecticut
Parental Kidnapping in
Parental Relocation (Postjudgment)
Representing Minors in Connecticut
Unmarried Parents & Cohabitants in Connecticut
CT Dept. of Social
Legal Assistance Resource
Center of Connecticut:
Not available online
How to Modify Child Custody Orders
How to Modify and Enforce Child Visitation Orders
How to Get a Contempt Order: When Court Orders Are Not Being Obeyed
Reports - Office of Legislative Research:
Family Law and Practice
by Arnold H. Rutkin
Friendly Divorce Guidebook for Connecticut,
by Barbara Kahn Stark
Library of Connecticut Family Law Forms, by Thomas D. Colin, ed.
The above treatises are
available at each of your
local law libraries.
Net - Family Law Information
FindLaw - Divorce
FindLaw - Child Custody
Custody, Child Support & Visitation
(Formerly Sec. 45-43). Father and mother joint guardians.
Sec. 45a-607. (Formerly Sec. 45-44). Temporary custody of minor
pending application to probate court for removal of guardian or
termination of parental rights.
Sec. 46b-56. Superior Court orders re custody, care … of minor
children or parents in actions for dissolution of marriage, legal
separation and annulment …
Sec. 46b-56a. Joint custody. Definition. Presumption. Conciliation.
Sec. 46b-56b. Presumption re best interest of child to be in custody
Sec. 46b-57. Third party intervention re custody of minor children.
Preference of child.
Sec. 46b-59. Court may grant right of visitation to any person.
Sec. 46b-59a. Mediation of disputes re enforcement of visitation
Sec. 46b-61. Orders re children where parents live separately.
Sec. 46b-64. Orders of court prior to return day of complaint.
Sec. 46b-69b. Parenting education program.
Sec. 46b-87. Contempt of orders.
Sec. 46b-87a. Forms and
instructions for application for contempt order based on violation of
Chapter 815p. Uniform Child
Custody Jurisdiction & Enforcement Act
Chapter 815y. Paternity Matters
Connecticut Practice Book
Recent Family Law