Connecticut Support Enforcement Services (SES) - sometimes called the Bureau of Child Support Enforcement - is the state agency that makes policy and oversees the child support services for the state. They establish and enforce child support orders made by the courts. The SES office is where you can get help to
The SES office CANNOT help you with
Either parent who needs help with paternity or establishing and/or enforcing a child support order can ask SES for help. They can help people whether or not they receive public assistance. Learn more about the Department of Child Support Services and find your local child support agency.
Parents have the right to get advice from a private lawyer or legal aid group at any time.
There is a lot of useful information on the Connecticut Judicial Branch website.
There are free clinics in Hartford, Waterbury, and Stamford. If you are not represented by an attorney and need legal help, you can go to a clinic and talk to a volunteer attorney for information about divorce, custody, child support, motions for contempt, paternity, and grandparents’ rights.
Volunteer attorneys at the clinics are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Appointments are not accepted.
Family Services professionals can help you make important decisions about your children and parenting when you are going through a separation or divorce and cannot work things out yourselves. A Family Relations Counselor can help you with
You can visit any of the Court Service Centers or Law Libraries for help with your questions in person.
CTLawHelp.org is a website that provides free legal information to people with low income who have legal problems in Connecticut.