§ 46b-160 Petition by mother or expectant mother. Venue. Continuance of case. Evidence. Jurisdiction over nonresident putative father. Personal service. Petition to include answer form, notice and application for appointment of counsel. Gen
§ 46b-161 Procedure in action brought by expectant mother
§ 46b-162 Action by state or town
§ 46b-163 Action not defeated by stillbirth or other premature termination of pregnancy
§ 46b-164 Either party may demand trial by jury of six
§ 46b-165 Testimony of mother
§ 46b-166 Testimony of putative father
§ 46b-167 Evidence of putative father’s good character admissible
§ 46b-168 Genetic tests when paternity is at issue. Assessment of costs
§ 46b-168a Genetic tests in IV-D support cases when paternity is at issue. Assessment of costs. Regulations
§ 46b-169 Compelling disclosure of name of putative father. Institution of action
§ 46b-170 Withdrawal of petition. Agreement of settlement
§ 46b-171 Judgment of court or family support magistrate. Support orders. Past-due support. Reopened judgment of paternity
§ 46b-172 Acknowledgment of paternity and agreement to support; judgment. Review of acknowledgment of paternity
§ 46b-172a Filing of claim for paternity by putative father. Child as party. Attorney General as party. Hearing. Rights and responsibilities upon adjudication or acknowledgment of paternity. Claim for paternity after death of putative father
§ 46b-173 Filing of agreements. Disclosure
§ 46b-174 Enforcement and modification of prior orders and agreements
§ 46b-175 Venue for paternity actions filed prior to June 25, 1975, transferred
§ 46b-176 Continued liability of person committed for failure to comply with order
§ 46b-177 Support of defendant while imprisoned
§ 46b-178 Wage execution
§ 46b-179 Foreign paternity judgments
§ 46b-179a Registry of foreign paternity judgments. Filing of certified copy and certification of final judgment
§ 46b-179b Enforcement of foreign paternity judgment
§ 46b-179c Notification of filing judgment. Proof of service to be filed with court
§ 46b-179d Enforcement of foreign paternity judgment stayed by other pending actions

Terms Used In Connecticut General Statutes > Chapter 815y - Paternity Matters

  • 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.
  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • 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.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • month: means a calendar month, and the word "year" means a calendar year, unless otherwise expressed. See Connecticut General Statutes 1-1
  • 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
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • Pro se: A Latin term meaning "on one's own behalf"; in courts, it refers to persons who present their own cases without lawyers.
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.