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Revised 7-6-2013

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Off-Net & On-Line Referrals & Assistance (External Links)

  • Connecticut Judicial Branch Law Library's Research Guide about Connecticut Divorce

  • Connecticut Judicial Branch Law Library's Research Guide about Child Support

  • Statewide Legal Services, 425 Main Street, #2, Middletown, CT 06457. Call 860-344-0380 from the Hartford Area or 1-800-453-3320 from other areas of Connecticut. Statewide Legal Services is the intake agency and starting point for accessing legal assistance for low income persons in Connecticut. Hours: Mon-Fri. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Referrals are made to a variety of agencies and organizations for assistance and representation. www.slsct.org.

  • The Children's Law Center - www.clcct.org. 30 Arbor Street, South, Hartford, CT 06106, Tel: 860-232-9993. Provides representation for children in Family Court. Representation based upon income and other criteria. Law Line: 1-888-529-3667, free call-in service for advice about child support and other matters related to children of divorce.

  • CT Dept. of Social Services Child Support Resource Center and Bureau of Child Support Enforcement. The program provides the following services: location of absent parents, establishment of paternity, establishment and modification of support orders, enforcement of support orders, establishment and modification of medical support, collection and distribution of support payments. Pamphlet: A Brief Guide to Child Support Services in Connecticut (Rev 2012).

  • Child Support and Arrearage Guidelines (July. 1, 2015) (PDF). Includes rules, tables and worksheets.

  • Child Support in Connecticut (2010) (PDF). A Connecticut Judicial Law Library "Notebook." Detailed information about calculating child support from the Guidelines, modifying child support, enforcement, out-of-state orders, impact of bankruptcy, and more.

  • United Way of Connecticut Tip Sheet on Child Support in Connecticut

  • Domestic Violence Hotline:
    (888) 774-2900. The Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence provides support to women who have experienced domestic violence, emotionally and/or physically. Programs include emergency shelter, crisis intervention, assistance with restraining orders, and referral services.

  • Domestic Violence. Attorney General's List of Local Domestic Violence Organizations by Town

  • Wheeler Clinic. Wheeler Clinic Crisis Services. Many programs of assistance for parents experiencing crisis or stress in their relationship with their children, who abuse or at risk of abusing their children. Free 24-hour crisis intervention, support and referral service. From Central Connecticut call: 860-747-3434, From Greater Hartford and the Farmington Valley call 860-524-1182, children should call 866-870-5458 or dial 2-1-1.

  • Paternity Actions in Connecticut (Rev. 2013) Legal treatise of law and cases compiled by the Connecticut Judicial Law Library

  • CT DSS Booklet: Establish Paternity ... For Your Child's Sake, Questions and Answers for Dads.

  • CT DSS Booklet: Establish Paternity for Your Child and You, Questions and Answers for Moms.

  • Female Inmates Legal Assistance, 78 Oak Street, P.O. Box 260237, Hartford, CT 860-246-1118 (requests preferred in writing). The Inmates' Legal Assistance Program (ILAP) is a state-contracted private law firm that helps female inmates in civil matters family matters, such as divorce, child support, visitation, and custody issues. (Male inmates are helped only with issues and conditions of confinement).

  • First Church of Christ Wethersfield has weekly Friday Night Divorce Support meetings from 7:00 to 8:30 PM for those dealing with recent separation or divorce.  First Church also has a Friday Night Singles (7:00 p.m.) program to provide a welcoming and accepting environment for all single adults to find opportunities for fun, learning, friendship and spiritual enrichment. a semi-annual divorce recovery program with discussion groups, and programs for singles. In addition, First Church sponsors a Singles in Service program with is an action group providing service were needed in the community (Printable Flyer). First Church of Christ, 250 Main Street, Wethersfield, CT 06109. Telephone: (860) 529-1575.



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