2018 Connecticut General Statutes
Title 45a - Probate Courts and Procedure
Chapter 802h - Protected Persons and Their Property
Section 45a-667g - Jurisdiction: Definitions; significant connection factors.
(a) As used in this section and sections 45a-667h to 45a-667o, inclusive:
(1) “Emergency” means a circumstance that will result in immediate and irreparable harm to the mental or physical health or financial or legal affairs of the respondent and includes a circumstance in which a temporary conservator of the person or temporary conservator of the estate may be appointed and may serve under subsection (a) of section 45a-654;
(2) “Home state” means the state in which the respondent was physically present, including any period of temporary absence, for at least six consecutive months immediately before the filing of a petition for a conservator of the estate order or the appointment of a conservator of the person, or, if none, the state in which the respondent was physically present, including any period of temporary absence, for at least six consecutive months ending within the six months prior to the filing of the petition;
(3) “Significant-connection state” means a state, other than the home state, with which a respondent has a significant connection other than mere physical presence and in which substantial evidence concerning the respondent is available.
(b) In determining under section 45a-667i and subsection (e) of section 45a-667p whether a respondent has a significant connection with a particular state, the court shall consider:
(1) The location of the respondent's family and other persons required to be notified of the conservator of the person proceeding or conservator of the estate proceeding;
(2) The length of time the respondent at any time was physically present in the state and the duration of any absence;
(3) The location of the respondent's property; and
(4) The extent to which the respondent has ties to the state such as voter registration, state or local tax return filing, vehicle registration, driver's license, social relationship and receipt of services.
(P.A. 12-22, S. 8.)