Though they are rare, the courts in Connecticut do, on occasion, have court snow days due to severe weather. Do you have a divorce case or other family matter scheduled this winter? if you do, here’s what you need to know.
If you are preparing for a court date and see the weather forecast looks like the weather might be bad here’s a few things to remember. If you have an Attorney handling your divorce or family matter, check with them first. If you can’t get in touch with your Attorney or you are self represented (Pro Se) don’t despair! The easiest way to see if the court will be closed is to go directly to the judicial website, www.jud.ct.gov. You will typically find information on closings and alerts right on their main page.
Yes! You can call the Clerk’s Office of the Court your case is scheduled to be heard at. Here are a few of the numbers to their offices:
The courts generally announce snow day closings on th following television stations:
They also frequently announce snow day closings on the following radio stations:
While it is possible to ask the Court for a continuance but this can be time sensitive. Another thing to be aware of is that not appearing on your court date can be a huge problem! The last thing you want is for the Judge to think you are just a no-show.
If you really don’t feel safe driving the first call you need to make is to your Attorney. If you don’t have an Attorney or can’t get in touch with yours you need to call the court and speak with someone in the Clerk’s Office or in the Case Flow Office before you make any decisions.
The information contained in this article is not legal advice. The Guidance Office is a Mediation Firm, not a Law Firm. The information such as phone numbers and stations may change over time. Please check with your local court for the most up-to-date information.