Fairfield County Courts

Navigating a divorce is undeniably challenging, with emotions often reaching intense levels when addressing aspects like child custody and parenting schedules. However, the assistance of a skilled Fairfield County divorce lawyer can help ease the stress and complexities associated with this process.

At Douglas Family Law Group, we are committed to guiding you through every aspect of your divorce, ensuring that you make informed decisions rather than impulsive judgments.

Our attorneys specialize in advocating for clients in matters related to maintenance and property distribution. Recognize the profound implications of ending a marriage, and understand that you don’t have to face the aftermath alone.

To benefit from the support of an experienced and compassionate divorce attorney, contact Douglas Family Law Group at 914-615-9058. Schedule a professional consultation to discuss your situation and receive the guidance you need.

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Representing Clients in Fairfield County Courts

Fairfield County has several courts that handle different types of cases. Those court types are:

Superior Court: Fairfield County has multiple Superior Court locations that handle civil, criminal, family, and juvenile matters.

Probate Court: Fairfield County has several probate districts, each with its own probate court, handling matters related to estates, wills, conservatorships, and guardianships.

Family Court: The Superior Court system includes family divisions that specifically handle family law matters such as divorce, child custody, and support cases.

Federal Court: The U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut has a location in Bridgeport, which is part of Fairfield County. This court handles federal cases.

Fairfield County Overview & Information

Fairfield County, located in the southwestern part of Connecticut, stands as the state’s most populous county, experiencing rapid growth from 2010 to 2020. According to the 2020 census, its population reached 957,419, constituting 26.6% of Connecticut’s total population.

Positioned closest to the center of the New York metropolitan area, the county boasts four of the state’s largest cities—Bridgeport (1st), Stamford (2nd), Norwalk (6th), and Danbury (7th). These cities collectively account for 433,368 residents, nearly half of the county’s overall population.

The United States Office of Management and Budget recognizes Fairfield County as the Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk-Danbury metropolitan statistical area.

In 2019, the United States Census Bureau ranked this metropolitan area as the 59th most populous in the country. Additionally, the U.S. Office of Management and Budget designates the metropolitan statistical area as part of the larger New York-Newark-Bridgeport, NY-NJ-CT-PA combined statistical area.

This combined statistical area holds the distinction of being the most populous and primary statistical area in the United States.

Greenwich in Fairfield County

The Economy of Fairfield County

During the late 1960s and early 1970s, there was a notable shift as corporations relocated their headquarters from Manhattan to Fairfield County, a trend identified by Thomas J. Lueck of The New York Times as a factor that “permanently decentralized big business in the New York region.”

The 1980s witnessed numerous buyouts, reorganizations, and an economic recession, leading to the departure of companies from much of the suburban office space in Fairfield County.

By 1992, the county hosted the headquarters of over 25 major multinational corporations, making it the third-largest concentration of such companies in the United States, trailing only New York City and Chicago.

Fairfield County is a significant hub for hedge funds and private equity firms, particularly concentrated along the Gold Coast in areas like Greenwich, Stamford, and Westport.

Notable hedge funds based in the county include Bridgewater Associates, AQR Capital, Point72 Asset Management, Lone Pine Capital, Viking Global Investors, and Tudor Investment Corporation.

Additionally, Fairfield County holds the distinction of being the top location for aquaculture in the state.

Fairfield County Court Locations

Below is the contact information for the local courthouses.

Superior Court of Bridgeport

1061 Main St.
Bridgeport, CT 06604

Phone: 203-579-6527


Superior Court of Danbury

146 White St.
Danbury, CT 06810

Phone: 203-207-8600


Superior Court of Stamford/Norwalk

123 Hoyt St.
Stamford, CT 06905

Phone: 203-965-5308


Fairfield Probate Court

725 Old Post Rd.
Fairfield, CT 06824

Phone: 203-256-3041


Greenwich Probate Court

101 Field Point Rd.
Greenwich, CT 06830

Phone: 203-622-7879


Stratford Probate Court

468 Birdseye St. #2
Stratford, CT 06615

Phone: 203-385-4023

Fairfield County Connecticut

Local Law Enforcement & Other Agencies

Below are some of the local police and fire departments in the Fairfield County area.

Connecticut State Marshal Office

Phone: 860-610-0295

  • Keith Niziankiewicz –  State Marshal


Greenwich Police Department

11 Bruce Place
Greenwich, CT 06830

Phone: 203-622-8000
Emergency: 911

  • Jim Heavey – Chief of Police


Greenwich Fire Department

15 Havemeyer Place
Third Floor
Greenwich, CT 06830

Phone: 203-622-3950
Emergency: 911

  • Joseph McHugh – Fire Chief
  • Charlie Lubowicki – Assistant Fire Chief Operations
  • Justin McCarthy – Assistant Fire Chief Administration


Bridgeport Police Department

300 Congress St.
Bridgeport, CT 06604

Phone: 203-581-5100
Emergency: 911

  • Roderick Porter – Chief of Police


Bridgeport Fire Department

30 Congress St.
Bridgeport, CT 06604

Phone: 203-337-2070
Emergency: 911

  • Lance Edwards – Fire Chief


Fairfield Police Department

100 Reef Road
Fairfield, CT 06824

Phone: 203-254-4800
Emergency: 911

  • Robert Kalamaras – Chief of Police


Fairfield Fire Department

140 Reef Road
Fairfield, CT 06824

Phone: 203-254-4713
Emergency: 911

  • Denis McCarthy – Fire Chief
  • Kyran Dunn – Deputy Chief

Colleges Located in Fairfield County

Local colleges and universities in the area.


Western Connecticut State University

Towns, Cities & Buroughs in Fairfield County

Fairfield County consists on the following Towns, Cities, and Buroughs:

  • Bethel – Town
  • Bridgeport – City
  • Brookfield – Town
  • Danbury – City
  • Darien – Town
  • Easton – Town
  • Fairfield – Town
  • Greenwich – Town
  • Monroe – Town
  • New Canaan – Town
  • New Fairfield – City
  • Newtown – Town
  • Newtown – Burough
  • Norwalk – Town
  • Redding – Town
  • Ridgefield – Town
  • Sherman – Town
  • Shelton – City
  • Stratford – Town
  • Stamford – City
  • Trumball – Town
  • Weston – Town
  • Westport – Town
  • Wilton – Town

Community Resources

  • The Housatonic Museum of Art located at Housatonic Community College in Bridgeport, Connecticut.
  • The Barnum Festival has been held in the Spring in Bridgeport since 1949 to raise money for charity
  • The Norwalk Oyster Festival is an annual fair in the city of Norwalk that features craft vendors and live music performances.


Bridgeport Connecticut

Contact Fairfield County’s Top Divorce Lawyers Today

Whether you’ve been contemplating your divorce for an extended period or have recently been served with unexpected papers, securing the services of a divorce attorney is vital to safeguard your rights. Divorce proceedings are often intricate and can quickly become challenging without proper handling.

In Fairfield County, effective planning, preparation, and collaboration with an experienced divorce and family law attorney are crucial steps when navigating a divorce. Enlist the support of a divorce lawyer from Douglas Family Law Group to protect your interests and work towards a favorable resolution in your divorce.

Our adept and empathetic family and divorce lawyers in Connecticut will serve as knowledgeable guides, passionately advocating for your rights in court. As fierce advocates with a comprehensive understanding of Connecticut family law, we are dedicated to restoring peace in our clients’ lives.

Contact us today at 914-615-9058 to explore how we can assist you.

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