A hearing is where you will go to court to see either a judge or a Family Support Magistrate and try to get your child support order changed.
There are other forms that need to be brought to court and filed. You should try to have these forms filled out before you get to court on the hearing day.
You will need to complete a Financial Affidavit before the hearing. You can ask someone at a Court Service Center for help. If you’re going to get help from someone at the court, you should bring bills and pay stubs with you to court so that you have all the information you need to fill out the financial affidavit. If you are getting any benefits like Social Security, SAGA cash, or unemployment you should bring information about these things as well. If you are not able to work, bring something from your doctor that shows this.
In addition to your Financial Affidavit, you must also file an Affidavit Concerning Children (JD-FM-164). On the hearing date, you likely will meet with someone from Family Services or someone from Support Enforcement Services to complete the Worksheet for the Connecticut Child Support and Arrearage Guidelines (JD-FM-220), and an Advisement of Rights Re: Income Withholding (JD-FM-71).
Before your court hearing, you must let the court know that you will be showing up for court and that you are ready to move forward. You do this by marking your case “ready.” You can ask the clerk when and how to mark your case “ready.”