Connecticut families are tight-knit and often have deep roots in the Nutmeg State. So it’s nice to know that there are state statutes that protect families. In this section you can find state-specific information on many family law topics in Connecticut, from starting a family by marriage and adoption to possible separation of families by divorce and annulment. Connecticut was one of the first states to recognize same-sex marriages and also allows adoption regardless of sexual orientation. But in the unfortunate case of that or any relationship ending, the state also has laws covering child support and child custody matters, as well as stalking laws and restraining orders. Select from the links below to learn more about family law in Connecticut.