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Connecticut Probate Courts

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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:

  • Wills
  • Trusts, Estates and Property
  • Guardians, Conservators and Civil Commitments
  • Parental rights
  • Adoptions
  • Name Changes, etc.[1]

Probate districts and judges

2011 redistricting

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.[2]

The act also now requires probate judges to be attorneys and members of the state bar. They are elected to four-year terms.[3][2]

Probate districts

Connecticut Probate Districts as of January 5, 2011

Number Name County Served
1 Hartford Hartford
2 West Hartford Hartford
3 Tobacco Valley Hartford
4 Greater Windsor Hartford
5 East Hartford Hartford
6 Glastonbury-Hebron Hartford and Tolland
7 Newington Hartford
8 Berlin Hartford
9 Simsbury Regional Hartford
10 Farmington and Burlington Hartford
11 North Central Connecticut Hartford and Tolland
12 Ellington Tolland
13 Greater Manchester Hartford and Tolland
14 Region #14 Hartford and Middlesex
15 Middletown Middlesex
16 Meriden New Haven
17 Wallingford New Haven
18 Cheshire-Southington Hartford and New Haven
19 Region #19 Hartford and Litchfield
20 Waterbury New Haven
21 Naugatuck New Haven
22 Region #22 Litchfield and New Haven
23 Torrington Area Hartford and Litchfield
24 Litchfield Hills Litchfield
25 Mansfield-Tolland Tolland
26 Northeast Tolland and Windham
27 Plainfield-Killingly Regional Windham
28 Windham-Colchester New London and Windham
29 Norwich New London
30 Southeastern Corner Regional New London
31 New London New London
32 Region #32 New London
33 Saybrook Middlesex and New London
34 Madison-Guilford New Haven
35 Branford-North Branford New Haven
36 East Haven-North Haven New Haven
37 Hamden-Bethany New Haven
38 New Haven New Haven
39 West Haven New Haven
40 Milford-Orange New Haven
41 Derby New Haven
42 Shelton Fairfield
43 Danbury Fairfield
44 Housatonic Fairfield and Litchfield
45 Northern Fairfield Fairfield
46 Trumbull Fairfield
47 Stratford Fairfield
48 Bridgeport Fairfield
49 Fairfield Fairfield
50 Westport Fairfield
51 Norwalk Fairfield
52 Darien-New Canaan Fairfield
53 Stamford Fairfield
54 Greenwich Fairfield


See also

External links


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