Connecticut Probate Courts
The Connecticut Probate Courts are courts of limited jurisdiction, authorized to handle specific legal matters in Connecticut. They are sometimes called "family courts". These courts have jurisdiction over cases involving:
- Trusts, Estates and Property
- Guardians, Conservators and Civil Commitments
- Parental rights
- Name Changes, etc.
Probate districts and judges
On September 25, 2009, the Connecticut Legislature passed Public Act 09-01, otherwise known as, "An Act Concerning the Recommendations of the Probate Redistricting Commission", which reorganized the state's probate courts and consolidated them into 54 districts. The courts are also now required to be open at least 40 hours per week. These changes became effective on January 5, 2011.
Connecticut Probate Districts as of January 5, 2011