Middlesex County, Connecticut Court Records
In Connecticut the counties are set up a little different in that they themselves are broken down into towns that have their own Probate Court as well. By visiting the website for Middlesex County at http://www.munic.state.ct.us/middlesex.htm , you can view all of the towns in the county; as an example Essex will be used.
Court Records in Middlesex County, Superior Court
Middlesex County is part of the Middlesex Judicial District, with their courthouse located at
Court records are often needed when researching a local divorce, or in the case that someone needs to verify decisions made by the court in a past case. Attorneys may also use court records to support their arguments made in similar cases. Judges may refer to court records to determine a proper sentence for a repeat offender or to learn more about a criminal’s past.
Court Records in Essex, Connecticut Probate Court
In the town of Essex, the Probate Court is the highest ranking court. The current Probate Judge is Judge Deborah M. Pearl, who has over 30 years of service in the probate court system. The Clerk of the Court under Judge Pearl is Valerie Shickel, who was appointed to her position in 1984.
The Essex Probate Court oversees the towns of Essex, Centerbrook, and Ivoryton, giving the Probate Judge jurisdiction over approximately 6800 residents. The Probate Court is located at the Essex Town Hall, 29 West Avenue, Essex. You may reach them by phone at (860) 767-4340. Their office hours are Monday through Friday from 9am – 1pm, and by appointment. If you wish to visit the website for the Essex Probate Court, please go to http://www.essexct.gov/departments/probate.html .