§ 46b-20 Definitions
§ 46b-20a Eligibility to marry. Issuance of license to minor who is sixteen or seventeen, when permitted
§ 46b-21 Marriage of persons related by consanguinity or affinity prohibited
§ 46b-22 Who may join persons in marriage. Penalty for unauthorized performance
§ 46b-22a Validation of marriages performed by unauthorized justice of the peace or family support referee
§ 46b-22b Refusal to solemnize or participate in ceremony solemnizing a marriage on religious grounds
§ 46b-23 Joining persons in marriage knowingly without authority
§ 46b-24 License. Period of validity. Penalty for solemnization without license. Validity of marriage ceremony
§ 46b-24a Validation of marriages occurring in town other than town where license issued
§ 46b-25 Application for license
§ 46b-28 Validity of marriages celebrated in a foreign country
§ 46b-28a Recognition of marriages and other relationships entered into in another state or jurisdiction
§ 46b-28b Recognition by another state or jurisdiction of marriages entered into in this state
§ 46b-28c Prior divorce in another state or country. Validity of marriage in this state
§ 46b-28d Recognition of marriages entered into at Mashantucket Pequot reservation or Mohegan reservation
§ 46b-29 Marriage of persons under conservatorship
§ 46b-30 Marriage of minors
§ 46b-31 Marriage of person whose last previous marriage was terminated by divorce or dissolution
§ 46b-32 Failure to make license available; penalty
§ 46b-33 Copy of law to applicants
§ 46b-34 Marriage certificate. Affidavit in lieu of certificate
§ 46b-35 Certificates prima facie evidence
§ 46b-35a Refusal to provide services or accommodations related to the solemnization or celebration of a marriage on religious grounds
§ 46b-35b Effect of marriage equality law on provision of adoption, foster care or social services by religious organization
§ 46b-36 Property rights of spouse not affected by marriage
§ 46b-36a Short title: Connecticut Premarital Agreement Act
§ 46b-36b Definitions
§ 46b-36c Form of premarital agreement
§ 46b-36d Content of premarital agreement
§ 46b-36e Effect of marriage on premarital agreement
§ 46b-36f Amendment or revocation of premarital agreement after marriage
§ 46b-36g Enforcement of premarital agreement
§ 46b-36h Enforcement of premarital agreement when marriage void
§ 46b-36i Statute of limitations re claims under premarital agreement
§ 46b-36j Premarital agreements made prior to October 1, 1995, not affected
§ 46b-37 Joint duty of spouses to support family. Liability for purchases and certain expenses. Abandonment
§ 46b-38 Relief from physical abuse by spouse. Application. Court orders. Duration. Copy. Other remedies
§ 46b-38a Family violence prevention and response: Definitions
§ 46b-38b Investigation of family violence crime by peace officer. Arrest. Assistance to victim. Guidelines. Compliance with model law enforcement policy on family violence. Education and training program. Assistance and protocols for victims whose immigration stat
§ 46b-38c Family violence response and intervention units. Local units. Duties and functions. Protective orders. Electronic monitoring pilot program. Pretrial family violence education program; fees. Training program
§ 46b-38d Family violence offense report by peace officer. Compilation of statistics by Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection. Report to Governor and General Assembly
§ 46b-38e Medical data collection reports. Form. Compilation of data by Department of Public Safety. Report to Governor and General Assembly
§ 46b-38f Statistical summary of family violence cases maintained by Court Support Services Division. Reports
§ 46b-38g Programs for children impacted by domestic violence
§ 46b-38h Designation of conviction of certain crimes as involving family violence for purposes of criminal history record information
§ 46b-38i Judicial Department training for staff re family violence issues and law. Methods to reduce geographic disparities
§ 46b-38j Family Violence Model Policy Governing Council. Membership. Duties. Annual report
§ 46b-38k Unlawful disclosure of confidential location of an emergency shelter operated by domestic violence agency. Class A misdemeanor
§ 46b-38l Domestic Violence Offender Program Standards Advisory Council. Duties. Members. Report
§ 46b-38m Accessibility of domestic violence offender program standards on Judicial Branch’s Internet web site

Terms Used In Connecticut General Statutes > Chapter 815e

  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • another: may extend and be applied to communities, companies, corporations, public or private, limited liability companies, societies and associations. See Connecticut General Statutes 1-1
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Applicant: means applicant for a marriage license. See Connecticut General Statutes 46b-20
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Bail: Security given for the release of a criminal defendant or witness from legal custody (usually in the form of money) to secure his/her appearance on the day and time appointed.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • License: means marriage license. See Connecticut General Statutes 46b-20
  • Majority leader: see Floor Leaders
  • Marriage: means the legal union of two persons. See Connecticut General Statutes 46b-20
  • Minority leader: See Floor Leaders
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • month: means a calendar month, and the word "year" means a calendar year, unless otherwise expressed. See Connecticut General Statutes 1-1
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • oath: shall include affirmations in cases where by law an affirmation may be used for an oath, and, in like cases, the word "swear" shall include the word "affirm". See Connecticut General Statutes 1-1
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • President pro tempore: A constitutionally recognized officer of the Senate who presides over the chamber in the absence of the Vice President. The President Pro Tempore (or, "president for a time") is elected by the Senate and is, by custom, the Senator of the majority party with the longest record of continuous service.
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Public defender: Represent defendants who can't afford an attorney in criminal matters.
  • Registrar: means the registrar of vital statistics. See Connecticut General Statutes 46b-20
  • Reporter: Makes a record of court proceedings and prepares a transcript, and also publishes the court's opinions or decisions (in the courts of appeals).
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Statute of limitations: A law that sets the time within which parties must take action to enforce their rights.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Tort: A civil wrong or breach of a duty to another person, as outlined by law. A very common tort is negligent operation of a motor vehicle that results in property damage and personal injury in an automobile accident.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Victim advocate: work with prosecutors and assist the victims of a crime.