Courts in Guilford, Connecticut

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Litigation Lawyers in Guilford

The court system in Guilford, Connecticut is a government institution of Connecticut to settle disagreements involving residents of, or events that occurred in, Guilford.

You are almost sure to have contact with the court system of Guilford, Connecticut at least once in your life. If you are involved in a legal dispute, the likelihood of having to work with the court system becomes even higher.

The court system in Guilford, Connecticut handles both criminal and civil cases. Lawyers in Guilford, Connecticut who practice civil litigation usually spend much of their working time at the courthouse. Therefore, they are familiar with its local rules, and can deal with the court system efficiently and fairly easily. To most individuals, however, the court system can be an intimidating bureaucracy. These are some of the scenarios in which you're likely to find yourself dealing with the Guilford, Connecticut courts:

Events Leading To Exposure To The Courts In Guilford, Connecticut

Jury Duty: Under the law of Guilford, Connecticut, all adult citizens of the United States who reside in Guilford are obligated to make themselves available for jury duty, if they are needed. When you are called upon to serve on a jury, you are required to show up, or else you might face criminal charges leading to hefty fines, in possible imprisonment. When you are called for jury duty, there's a good chance that you won't actually have to serve on a jury, either because there are already more people in the jury pool than are needed, or one of the lawyers involved in the case decides to excuse you. If you are selected to serve, on the other hand, you should follow the directions of the judge to the letter. In particular, you need to show up to the courthouse every day of the trial, and on time, or risk being held in contempt of court.

Filing a lawsuit: When you sue a person or company in a Guilford, Connecticut court, it's a given that you will have to interact with the courts, to one degree or another. At the very least, you'll probably have to attend some hearings, deal with discovery disagreements, and attend case management meetings. Even if your case never goes to trial (which it probably won't, statistically), you will probably become very familiar with Guilford, Connecticut's courts.

Being Sued: Likewise, if you are sued, you will have your work cut out for you in the courts of Guilford, Connecticut. You, or your attorney, will have to file an answer to the complaint, and many other documents. You might also have to attend discovery proceedings, or case management conferences.

Divorce: While not all divorces in Guilford, Connecticut require the partners to spend a significant period of time in court, some of them do, especially when disagreements arise that the spouses can't settle amongst themselves.

How Can A Guilford, Connecticut Tort Lawyer Help?

If you end up in a situation where it's likely that you'll be dealing with Guilford, Connecticut's courts, it's almost certain that some highly confusing legal issues are involved.

Therefore, it's almost always a good idea to speak with a qualified civil litigation attorney if you think that you are going to have to deal with the courts in Guilford, Connecticut.

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Life in Guilford

Guilford was settled in 1639 and is one of the oldest cities in the state of Connecticut. It is located in New Haven County and has a population of about 22,000. The city is noted for its collection of historic homes. The Henry Whitfield house in Guilford is the oldest dwelling structure in Connecticut and the oldest stone house in all of North America.

Currently Guilford is a great area to live and visit if you are looking for an old "green town" feel. The city is lively and hosts a mix of annual events such as the Guilford LobsterFest and the Guilford Fair. Guilford also has many town parks which perfect for such activities as jogging, bocce games, ice skating, and winter sports.

Historic places to visit in Guilford are numerous and provide people with a glimpse into early American settlement life. Some of these places are the Guilford Historic Town Center and the Comfort Starr House. The Guilford Green is the town's pride and center of activity for the community. Many of the city's most important events such as graduations are held there. It is also a great backdrop for photo sessions.

Lawyers in Guilford, Connecticut typically file their cases at the nearby New Haven County Courthouse. The court hears claims in civil, criminal, and family, traffic, and juvenile law. Guilford lawyers may be contacted for advice and representation in a wide range of legal matters.

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