Were you just served with a document called Connecticut Summons Family Actions?  This is also known a divorce summons. Its the first page of the paperwork needed to start a case in Connecticut Family Court.

It contains the following important information:

  • Address of the court;
  • Return Date; and
  • Whether your spouse is self-represented or has a lawyer.

Connecticut Summons Family Actions  – Bridgeport & Stamford Family Court Lawyer

The Summons directs a process server, usually a State Marshal, to notify someone that their spouse is filing for divorce, legal separation, annulment.

It provides some basic information to the Defendant such as the address of the court and the Return Date by which they should file an Appearance. If an Appearance is not filed the case could proceed to judgment in the Defendant’s absence.

After the Summons page you should see a Complaint or Application.  This is where you will find what the Plaintiff is asking the judge to order.

So – what do you do now?

Don’t panic.

Contact me to discuss next steps and protect your legal interests.

I represent clients in Family Court matters throughout Fairfield County including Easton, Fairfield, Monroe, Trumbull, Stratford, Bridgeport, Westport, Weston, New Canaan, Wilton, Norwalk, Darien, Stamford and Greenwich.

Send an Email or call me in Stamford at (203) 356-1475 or in Fairfield at (203) 259-5251 if you were just served with a Connecticut Summons Family Actions.



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