If you do not speak English and you need an interpreter, you should contact Superior Court operations at (860) 706-5040 as soon as you know of your hearing date. Usually the court does not like a family member or friend to interpret in these types of cases.
Get to court early. It may take 20-30 minutes to go through security and find your courtroom.
Ask the Clerk’s Office in advance if you must meet with Family Services before going to the courtroom. (Each courthouse is different.)
Ask the Clerk’s Office which courtroom you should go to. Go inside the courtroom. Tell the clerk you are ready, and show her copies of your Temporary Restraining Order and other papers for this case, including any papers the marshal gave you.
Turn your cell phone off.
Wear nice clothes, and be polite to everyone.
Do not take your children into the courtroom. If you do not have a babysitter, bring someone who can watch them in the hallway while you are in the courtroom.