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Supreme & Appellate Courts Connecticut’s Supreme and Appellate Courts are hearing oral arguments remotely. Civil Non-arguable motions marked take papers on civil short calendar 10 and all Indical calendars are being ruled on remotely by judges and processed remotely by clerks. Arguable motions on Indical calendars marked ready are being scheduled for a remote hearing...
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Below is a summary of the best practices identified throughout this guide and a checklist that you may find useful in preparing for your hearing. Prior to the scheduling of your hearing: √ Obtain an e-mail address, if you do not already have one. √ Confirm whether the device you plan to use (computer, smartphone, tablet)...
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What is the biggest misconception of filing an Estate tax form with the probate court? There are two main questions: What is an estate tax, and who pays that bill? The majority of people filing an estate tax return with the probate court are doing so without an attorney and don’t know where the money...
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– Immediate stay on the service of all issued executions on evictions and ejectments through September 1, 2020. – All Judgments of Strict Foreclosure entered in matters with law days prior to September 9, 2020 are opened by the Court for the sole purpose of extending the Law Day in those matters to September 9,...
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Divorce mediation is a way to dissolve a marriage or domestic partnership in a non-adversarial way. In mediation you may have the opportunity to negotiate your own settlement rather than have one imposed on you by the Court or your lawyer. Too often divorce is looked at as a win-or-lose situation. Successful mediation requires recognition...
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The Court held an informal “Lunch with the Judges” via ZoomGov on July 17, 2020 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. All members of the Bar were welcomed to attend and join the lunch via video or telephone using the ZoomGov. Topics Discussed: 1. COVID-19 issues, remote hearings and trials, evidence presentation; 2. The Local...
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When You File Bankruptcy You can choose the kind of bankruptcy that best meets your needs (provided you meet certain qualifications): Chapter 7 – A trustee is appointed to take over your property. Any property of value will be sold or turned into money to pay your creditors. You may be able to keep some...
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The State of Connecticut with financial support from the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority has launched an assistance program for Connecticut residents impacted by COVID-19. Beginning at 8AM on Wednesday, July 15th, you can call the number below and speak to a Call Center Representative to determine if you qualify for the Temporary Rental Housing Assistance...
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All foreclosure sales scheduled prior to October 3, 2020 are hereby cancelled in order to prevent a potential gathering of individuals at the auction site. Accordingly, the Court is opening the judgment in these matters sua sponte solely for the purposes of setting a new sale date of October 3, 2020. The Committee is instructed...
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