On July 1, the Central Connecticut Regional Children’s Probate Court expanded to serve the children and families of the Berlin Probate Court, which covers the communities of Berlin and New Britain.
Probate courts assist in children’s matters which include temporary custody and guardianship, termination of parental rights, visitation, adoption, emancipation and paternity.
The state’s six Regional Children’s Probate Courts employ a collaborative model that emphasizes family involvement, ongoing support from highly experienced social workers and cooperative planning that involves all parties. The regional courts work closely with the Department of Children and Families to provide coordinated services.
Along with Berlin, the Central Connecticut Regional Children’s Probate Court serves the communities of Cheshire, Chester, Clinton, Cromwell, Deep River, Durham, East Haddam, East Hampton, Essex, Haddam, Killingworth, Lyme, Marlborough, Meriden, Middlefield, Middletown, Old Saybrook, Portland, Southington, Wallingford and Westbrook.