Although the courts are closed, cases involving family law (matrimonial, support and parenting) and property tax appeals are moving forward. Resolution of cases, discussions among counsel, exchange of documents, depositions and mediations are still being pursued depending on the receptivity of the opposing party. There is greater interest in the collaborative divorce model under these circumstances which is a model George Reilly has practiced for many years.
As of now, only “Priority 1 Business Functions” are being handled in the state courts. Those functions are:
The Stamford Courthouse is closed to the public until further notice. Priority 1 cases from Stamford are being transferred to the Bridgeport Courthouse, located at 1061 Main St., Bridgeport.
The Danbury Judicial District Courthouse is closed. Those cases are being transferred to the Waterbury courthouse.
Each week Tuesday through Friday until further notice, the remaining open courthouses and two juvenile courthouses in Hartford and Bridgeport will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., with staff leaving for the day at 2 p.m. Hours on Mondays will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Until further notice, the Judicial Branch’s Support Enforcement Services (SES) offices are closed statewide. The call center is also closed until further notice. However,
All foreclosure sales previously scheduled to have occurred in March, April and May are rescheduled to Saturday, June 6, 2020, with no appointed Committee to begin working on the sale (i.e. place foreclosure signs on properties, etc.) prior to May 1, 2020.
The Status of Federal Courts in Connecticut
At this time, the three federal courts in the District of Connecticut have delayed jury selections and trials, and are urging people to conduct court-related business via phone.
For more information and questions, please contact George Reilly .