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Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-888-774-2900 (English); 1-844-831- 9200 (Spanish)
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Domestic Torts
, Elder Abuse, Victims' Rights, Child Abuse and Neglect

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  • Connecticut Practice, Family Law and Practice with Forms, by Arnold H. Rutkin
    • Chapter 22
  • Domestic Violence Practice and Procedure, by Fredrica L. Lehrman
  • Family Law and Practice, by Arnold H. Rutkin
    • Chapter 6

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Connecticut General Statutes

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Chapter 815a - Family Matters

  • Sec. 46b-15. Relief from physical abuse by family or household member or person in dating relationship. Application. Court orders. Duration. Copies. Expedited hearing for violation of order. Other remedies.

  • Sec. 46b-15a. Protective order issued by another state. Registration. Notice. Hearing. Confirmation.

  • Sec. 46b-15b. Duties of Superior Court re applicants for restraining orders in domestic violence situations. 

  • Sec. 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.

  • Sec. 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.

Chapter 815e - Marriage

  • Sec. 46b-38a. Family violence prevention and response: Definitions
  • Sec. 46b-38b. Investigation of family violence crime by peace officer. Arrest. Assistance to victim. Guidelines. Education and training program.

  • Sec. 46b-38h. Designation of conviction of certain crimes as involving domestic violence for purposes of criminal history record information.

Chapter 952 - Penal Code: Offenses

  • Sec. 53a-40e. Standing criminal protective order.
  • Sec. 53a-223a. Criminal violation of a standing criminal protective order: Class D felony

Chapter 968a - Address Confidentiality Program

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Connecticut Judicial Branch Court Forms

Filing an Application for a Restraining Order

JD-FM-97 Family Violence Education Program, Application, Order, Disposition

JD-FM-137 Application For Relief From Abuse
JD-FM-138 Affidavit - Relief From Abuse
JD-FM-164 Affidavit Concerning Children
JD-FM-188 Request for Nondisclosure of Location Information

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