Court Forms - Connecticut
JD-CL-12 - Appearance
JD-FM-75 - Application for
Waiver of Fees
JD-FM-221 - Verified Petition for
Visitation - Grandparents & Third Parties
Order to Attend Hearing and Notice to the Defendant
Notice of Automatic Orders
JD-FM-164 - Affidavit Concerning
JD-FM-164A - Addendum to Affidavit Concerning Children
JD-FM-6 - Long Financial Affidavit OR
JD-FM-6 - Short Financial
JD-FM-183 - Custody/Visitation Agreement
JD-FM-185 - Motion for Intervention in Family Matters
Family Forms -
Filing for Custody or Visitation (or both)
Research guides prepared by the
Connecticut Judicial Branch law librarians:
Reports - Office of Legislative Research:
Custody or Guardianship
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
You asked us to highlight differences when grandparents raise their
grandchildren as (1) Department of Children and Families (DCF)-subsidized
guardians or (2) probate court-appointed guardians.
You asked for an
explanation of Connecticut law on grandparents' custody of,
and visitation with, their grandchildren.
Grandparents' Custody of Grandchildren
You asked for an explanation of (1)
Connecticut law on grandparents'
custody of, and visitation with, their grandchildren and (2) "de facto"
custody laws in other states.
Grandparents' Visitation Rights in Connecticut and Select States - 2015-R-0082
summarizes (1) Connecticut's and other New England states' laws on
grandparents' visitation rights and (2) recent legislation on this
Grandparents' Visitation Rights in Connecticut
You asked us to summarize five Supreme Court cases (four from
Connecticut's court and one from the U.S. Supreme Court) involving
child visitation and custody disputes between fit parents and third
parties, including grandparents (Castagno v. Whoelean, Troxel v.
Granville, Roth v. Weston, Fish v. Fish, and DiGiovanni v. St.
Grandparents' Visitation Rights
You asked for a comparison of Connecticut's law on grandparents'
right to visit their grandchildren with the laws on that subject in
Visitation Over a Parents' Objection
You asked what legislation could be enacted to strengthen a
grandparent's right to visit his or her grandchild over a parent's
You asked several questions regarding grandparents' rights to
petition the court for visitation with their grandchildren.
Act Concerning Visitation Rights for Grandparents and Other Persons.
( Effective October 1, 2012)
Roth v. Weston,
259 Conn. 202 (2002).
Clements v. Jones,
71 Conn. App. 688 (2002).
272 Conn. 500 (2005).
Fish v. Fish,
285 Conn. 24, 45 (2008). [Custody]
Boisvert v. Gavis, 332 Conn. 115 (2019) [Visitation]
Kinship Navigator program
Commissioner to use best efforts to notify grandparent
when child removed from custody of parent.
(Formerly Sec. 46-42). Superior Court orders re custody,
care, therapy, counseling and drug and alcohol screening of minor children or
parents in actions for dissolution of marriage, legal separation and annulment.
Access to records of minor children by noncustodial parent. Parenting education
best interest of child to be in custody of parent.
46-47). Third party intervention re custody of minor children. Preference of
Petition for right of visitation with
minor child. Order for payment of fees.