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Connecticut General Statutes
Chapter 815a. Orders of Protection and Relief
46b-15. Relief from physical abuse, stalking or pattern of
threatening by family or household member. Application. Court orders.
Duration. Service of application, affidavit, any ex parte order and notice
of hearing. Copies. Expedited hearing for violation of order. Other
Foreign order of protection. Full faith and
credit. Enforcement. Affirmative defense. Child custody provision.
Duties of Superior
Court re applicants for restraining orders in domestic violence situations.
46b-15c. Powers of court in family relations matter re taking
out-of-court testimony when one party is subject to a protective order,
restraining order or standing criminal restraining order. Videoconference
hearings permitted. Oaths. Cross-examination. (2022
46b-16. Petition to Superior Court for ex parte order temporary care
and custody of child when parent arrested for custodial interference.
Duration of order.
46b-38a. Family violence prevention and response: Definitions. (2022
46b-38b. Investigation of family violence crime by peace officer.
Arrest. Assistance to victim. Guidelines. Compliance with model law
enforcement policy on family violence. Education and training program.
Assistance and protocols for victims whose immigration status is
questionable. Exceptions. (2022
Sec. 46b-38c. Family violence response and intervention units. Local
units. Duties and functions. Protective orders. Electronic monitoring pilot
program. Pretrial violence program education program; fees. Training
46b-38h. Designation of conviction of certain crimes as involving
domestic violence for purposes of criminal history record information.
Chapter 815j. Dissolution of Marriage, Legal Separation and Annulment
Sec. 46b-56. Orders re custody,
care, education, visitation and support of children. Best interests of the
Chapter 952. Penal Code:
Chapter 968a. Address
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Connecticut Judicial Branch Court Forms
Filing an Application for a Civil Protection Order
Filing an Application for a Restraining Order
Family Violence Education Program, Application, Orders and Disposition
For Relief From Abuse
Affidavit - Relief from Abuse
Request for Nondisclosure of Location Information
to Apply for a Restraining Order under Section 46b-15
Request for Remote Testimony