Connecticut Probate Courts
The Connecticut Probate Courts are trial courts 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 judges are elected to four-year terms.
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 re-organized the state's probate courts and consolidated them into 54 districts. The changes become effective on January 5, 2011.
Connecticut Probate Districts as of January 5, 2011