Form JD-FM-162 "Order to Show Cause and Notice to the Respondent" - Connecticut

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ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE AND
For information on ADA
STATE OF CONNECTICUT
NOTICE TO THE RESPONDENT
accommodations,
SUPERIOR COURT
contact a court clerk or go to:
JD-FM-162 Rev. 2-21
www.jud.ct.gov
C.G.S. §§ 46b-59, 46b-61
www.jud.ct.gov/ADA.
P.B. §§ 25-3, 25-4
Instructions to the Applicant/Petitioner (the person starting this case):
1. Fill out the top part of this form with the court information and the name and address information for the Applicant/Petitioner and the Respondent.
2. Attach this form to a completed Custody/Visitation Application – Parent (JD-FM-161) or Verified Petition for Visitation – Grandparents & Third Parties (JD-FM-221).
3. Submit both completed forms along with an Appearance, form JD-CL-12 that includes a current, valid e-mail address, and the proper fee to the Court Clerk’s Office.
Judicial District of
At (Town)
Docket number
Address of court (Number, street, city)
Applicant's or Petitioner's name (Last, first, middle initial)
Address (Number, street, town, zip code)
Applicant's or Petitioner's E-mail address
Respondent's name (Last, first, middle initial)
Address (Number, street, town, zip code)
Order to Show Cause and Notice to the Respondent (Read this carefully!)
The attached Application or Petition asks for custody of or visitation with a child or children.
In order to decide whether to grant the Application or Petition, the Court orders you to participate in a Resolution Plan Date
remotely by video on the date and at the time listed below. At the Resolution Plan Date, you will talk to Family Services
about this case and explain why the Court should not grant the relief that the Applicant or Petitioner has requested. If you
have an attorney, and they have filed an Appearance form by the Resolution Plan Date, your attorney must also participate.
A Judge will then hold a hearing to consider any agreement that Family Services helps you reach with the Applicant or
Petitioner in this case or will issue scheduling or other appropriate orders.
Date of Resolution Plan Date
Time of Resolution Plan Date
Signed (Assistant Clerk)
Date signed
Do NOT come to the courthouse for the Resolution Plan Date. You will meet with Family Services and the Judge remotely
by video.
The court will e-mail you the instructions you will need to participate in the Resolution Plan Date. So, you or your attorney
must file an Appearance, form JD-CL-12, that includes a current, valid e-mail address at least 5 days before the
Resolution Plan Date.
If you do not file an Appearance with a current, valid e-mail address, you will not receive the instructions on how to attend
this Resolution Plan Date. If you do not attend the Resolution Plan Date, the Court may issue a capias (civil arrest order)
against you. The court may also enter custody or visitation orders, which may include Child Support Orders, that affect you
without your participation.
NOTE:
• If you do not have an e-mail address or access to an electronic device that you can use for the remote Resolution Plan
Date, contact the Clerk’s Office for instructions on how to participate.
• If you do not want to disclose your usual e-mail address in the court file, you can create a separate e-mail account for use
in this case and include that e-mail address on your Appearance form.
• You must tell the court if you change your e-mail address after filing your Appearance form.
• If you have questions about how, when, or where you should attend the Resolution Plan Date, you should contact the Clerk
of Court.
• If you have questions about the Application or Petition or the Notice of Automatic Court Orders, form JD-FM-158, attached
to this form, you should talk to an attorney. The Clerk of Court is not allowed to give advice on legal questions.
Order for Applicant/Petitioner to Give Notice
The Court also orders the Applicant/Petitioner to give notice to the Respondent of the Application/Petition and of the
date and time of the Resolution Plan Date by having a true and attested copy of the Application/Petition and any
attachments, the Notice of Automatic Orders, and this Order to Show Cause served on the Respondent by any proper officer
at least 12 days before the date of the Resolution Plan Date. Proof of service must be made to this court at least 6 days
before the date of the Resolution Plan Date.
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ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE AND
For information on ADA
STATE OF CONNECTICUT
NOTICE TO THE RESPONDENT
accommodations,
SUPERIOR COURT
contact a court clerk or go to:
JD-FM-162 Rev. 2-21
www.jud.ct.gov
C.G.S. §§ 46b-59, 46b-61
www.jud.ct.gov/ADA.
P.B. §§ 25-3, 25-4
Instructions to the Applicant/Petitioner (the person starting this case):
1. Fill out the top part of this form with the court information and the name and address information for the Applicant/Petitioner and the Respondent.
2. Attach this form to a completed Custody/Visitation Application – Parent (JD-FM-161) or Verified Petition for Visitation – Grandparents & Third Parties (JD-FM-221).
3. Submit both completed forms along with an Appearance, form JD-CL-12 that includes a current, valid e-mail address, and the proper fee to the Court Clerk’s Office.
Judicial District of
At (Town)
Docket number
Address of court (Number, street, city)
Applicant's or Petitioner's name (Last, first, middle initial)
Address (Number, street, town, zip code)
Applicant's or Petitioner's E-mail address
Respondent's name (Last, first, middle initial)
Address (Number, street, town, zip code)
Order to Show Cause and Notice to the Respondent (Read this carefully!)
The attached Application or Petition asks for custody of or visitation with a child or children.
In order to decide whether to grant the Application or Petition, the Court orders you to participate in a Resolution Plan Date
remotely by video on the date and at the time listed below. At the Resolution Plan Date, you will talk to Family Services
about this case and explain why the Court should not grant the relief that the Applicant or Petitioner has requested. If you
have an attorney, and they have filed an Appearance form by the Resolution Plan Date, your attorney must also participate.
A Judge will then hold a hearing to consider any agreement that Family Services helps you reach with the Applicant or
Petitioner in this case or will issue scheduling or other appropriate orders.
Date of Resolution Plan Date
Time of Resolution Plan Date
Signed (Assistant Clerk)
Date signed
Do NOT come to the courthouse for the Resolution Plan Date. You will meet with Family Services and the Judge remotely
by video.
The court will e-mail you the instructions you will need to participate in the Resolution Plan Date. So, you or your attorney
must file an Appearance, form JD-CL-12, that includes a current, valid e-mail address at least 5 days before the
Resolution Plan Date.
If you do not file an Appearance with a current, valid e-mail address, you will not receive the instructions on how to attend
this Resolution Plan Date. If you do not attend the Resolution Plan Date, the Court may issue a capias (civil arrest order)
against you. The court may also enter custody or visitation orders, which may include Child Support Orders, that affect you
without your participation.
NOTE:
• If you do not have an e-mail address or access to an electronic device that you can use for the remote Resolution Plan
Date, contact the Clerk’s Office for instructions on how to participate.
• If you do not want to disclose your usual e-mail address in the court file, you can create a separate e-mail account for use
in this case and include that e-mail address on your Appearance form.
• You must tell the court if you change your e-mail address after filing your Appearance form.
• If you have questions about how, when, or where you should attend the Resolution Plan Date, you should contact the Clerk
of Court.
• If you have questions about the Application or Petition or the Notice of Automatic Court Orders, form JD-FM-158, attached
to this form, you should talk to an attorney. The Clerk of Court is not allowed to give advice on legal questions.
Order for Applicant/Petitioner to Give Notice
The Court also orders the Applicant/Petitioner to give notice to the Respondent of the Application/Petition and of the
date and time of the Resolution Plan Date by having a true and attested copy of the Application/Petition and any
attachments, the Notice of Automatic Orders, and this Order to Show Cause served on the Respondent by any proper officer
at least 12 days before the date of the Resolution Plan Date. Proof of service must be made to this court at least 6 days
before the date of the Resolution Plan Date.
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TO ANY PROPER OFFICER:
By Authority of the State of Connecticut, you must serve a true and attested copy of this Order to Show Cause, the
Application or Petition, and the Notice of Automatic Court Orders on the respondent at least 12 days before the scheduled
hearing date listed above and file proof of service with this Court at least 6 days before the scheduled Resolution Plan Date.
Return of Service
I left a true and attested copy of the Application or Petition, Notice of Automatic Court
Orders, and Order to Show Cause
personally with the respondent.
Fees
Copy
at the current home of the respondent at (Number, street, town or city):
Endorsement
Service
The original Application or Petition and Notice of Automatic Court Orders are attached.
Title of signer
Signed (State Marshal, proper officer)
Travel
County
Date of service
Total
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