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Legal Information: Connecticut

Know the Laws - By State

A brief description of the difference between state laws and federal laws.

Information about restraining order and moving to Connecticut or away from Connecticut with your restraining order.

Information about custody in Connecticut.

This page has some general information (not state-specific) about when one parent takes a child out of the state or country without the other parent’s consent.

Basic information about divorce in Connecticut.

A tenant who is the victim of family violence or sexual assault can vacate his/her rental unit if necessary to prevent immediate harm to the tenant or his/her child.

Information about crimes the abuser may have committed in Connecticut and victim assistance programs.

There are state laws that may make it illegal for an abuser to buy or have a gun. In addition, if a person poses an immediate risk of harm with a firearm, law enforcement in Connecticut can apply for a "firearms seizure order."

You may have a right to sue an abuser for medical costs, lost wages, and to recover your property.