State of Connecticut Judicial Branch Information:
Filing for a Divorce with Children
Filing a Motion for Modification
Filing a Motion for Contempt
Family Matters Frequently Asked Questions
Putting Children First: Minimizing Conflict in Custody Disputes (video)
los hijos primero - para ayudar a las familias envueltas en disputas por la
tenencia de los hijos.
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
Association of Family and Conciliation Courts:
CT Dept. of Social
Connecticut Network for Legal Aid:
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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:
Child Custody -
2011-R-0212 - You asked whether there is an age at which
a child who is the subject of a dispute can chose the parent or other
party he or she prefers to have custody.
Child Custody and
Support - 2011-R-0377
Acts Affecting Family Law 2005-R-0656
Orders after Divorce 2001-R-0250
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