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Temporary Halt in Residential Evictions to Prevent the Further Spread of COVID-19 CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky has signed an extension to the eviction moratorium further preventing the eviction of tenants who are unable to make rental payments. The moratorium that was scheduled to expire on June 30, 2021 is now extended through July 31,...
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There have been important changes to the Child Tax Credit that will help many families receive advance payments starting this summer. The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021 expands the Child Tax Credit (CTC) for tax year 2021 only. The expanded credit means: The credit amounts will increase for many taxpayers. The credit for...
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How and When to Respond to a Traffic Ticket  1. How can I respond to a ticket? Plead No Contest and Pay: If you pay your ticket, it will be considered a plea of Nolo Contendere (no contest), which means that you do not admit or deny the charges. Nolo Contendere has a similar legal effect...
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1. Can I look up my family case online? Usually, you can see a summary of your case online in the Civil/Family Case Look-up after it has been filed, although no papers filed in the case can be seen online. With some exceptions (such as divorces, which stay on the website for about 10 years),...
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If you are over the age of 18, you need a simple “Estate Plan,” especially if you have children. A basic estate plan consists of three documents: A “Power of Attorney,” which appoints someone you choose who will have the power to do things on your behalf such as banking, real estate and other transactions...
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1. What does the term “court file” mean? The term, court file, refers to the official record of the court and includes all the pleadings, exhibits, orders and word for word testimony that took place during the trial. (Not every court file contains each and every item cited herein.)Members of the public have the right...
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1. How can I access prior versions of the Connecticut Law Journal?The Judicial Branch has made available online Connecticut Law Journals published after June 13, 2017.  If you are looking for a prior version of the Connecticut Law Journal, please visit one of our law libraries. 2. Can I search the Connecticut Law Journal? Each...
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1.Where can I find general information about Child Support Enforcement Services? The Connecticut Child Support Enforcement Program (referred to as the “IV-D” program) is a cooperative effort between the Judicial and Executive Branches of Connecticut government. The primary Judicial Branch component of the IV-D program is the Support Enforcement Services Unit of the Court Operations...
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The Court Support Services Division (CSSD) oversees pretrial services, family services, divorce and domestic violence, probation supervision of adults and juveniles as well as juvenile residential centers including Juvenile Detention. CSSD also administers a network of statewide contracted community providers that deliver treatment and other support services.CSSD Central Office 455 Winding Brook Drive, Glastonbury, CT...
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