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Connecticut Divorce Laws

Connecticut Residency Requirements
A decree dissolving a marriage or granting a legal separation may be entered if: (1) One of the parties to the marriage has been a resident of this state for at least the twelve months next preceding the date of the filing of the complaint or next preceding the date of the decree; or (2) one of the parties was domiciled in this state at the time of the marriage and returned to this state with the intention of permanently remaining before the filing of the complaint; or (3) the cause for the dissolution of the marriage arose after either party moved into this state. For the purposes of this section, any person who has served or is serving with the armed forces, as defined by section 27-103, or the Merchant Marine, and who was a resident of this state at the time of his or her entry shall be deemed to have continuously resided in this state during the time he or she has served or is serving with the armed forces or Merchant Marine. The Dissolution of Marriage is typically filed with in county in which the filing spouse lives. (Connecticut General Statutes - Title 46b - Chapter 44)
Connecticut Divorce Grounds:
(1) The marriage has broken down irretrievably; (2) the parties have lived apart by reason of incompatibility for a continuous period of at least the eighteen months immediately prior to the service of the complaint and that there is no reasonable prospect that they will be reconciled. (Connecticut General Statutes - Title 46b - Chapter 40)
Connecticut Property and Debt Division
The court shall consider the following factors in determining the appropriate property distribution award: 1. length of the marriage, 2. the causes for the annulment, dissolution of the marriage or legal separation, 3. the age, 4. health, 5. occupation, 6. amount and sources of income, 7. vocational skills, 8. employability, 9. estate, 10. liabilities and needs of each of the parties and the opportunity of each for future acquisition of capital assets and income. The court shall also consider the contribution of each of the parties in the acquisition, preservation or appreciation in value of their respective estates. (Connecticut General Statutes - Title 46b - Chapter 81)
Connecticut Spousal Support, Maintenance, or Alimony:
At the time of entering the decree, the Superior Court may order either of the parties to pay alimony to the other, in addition to or along with an award. In determining whether alimony shall be awarded, and the duration and amount of the award, the court shall hear the witnesses, if any, of each party, and shall consider: 1. the length of the marriage, 2. the causes for the annulment, dissolution of the marriage or legal separation, 3. the age, 4. health, 5. occupation, 6. amount and sources of income, 7. vocational skills, 8. employability, 9. estate and needs of each of the parties and the award, in the case of a parent to whom the custody of minor children has been awarded, the desirability of such parent's securing employment. (Connecticut General Statutes - Title 46b - Chapters 82 and 86)
Connecticut Custody and Visitation:
In making or modifying any order with respect to custody or visitation, the court shall (a) be guided by the best interests of the child, giving consideration to the wishes of the child if the child is of sufficient age and capable of forming an intelligent preference, provided in making the initial order the court may take into consideration the causes for dissolution of the marriage or legal separation if such causes are relevant in a determination of the best interests of the child, and (b) consider whether the party satisfactorily completed participation in a parenting education program established pursuant to section 46b-69b. There shall be a presumption, affecting the burden of proof, that joint custody is in the best interests of a minor child where the parents have agreed to an award of joint custody or so agree in open court at a hearing for the purpose of determining the custody of the minor child or children of the marriage. If the court declines to enter an order awarding joint custody, the court shall state in its decision the reasons for denial of an award of joint custody. (Connecticut General Statutes - Title 46b - Chapter 56 and 84)
Connecticut Child Support:
In determining whether a child is in need of maintenance and, if in need, the respective abilities of the parents to provide such maintenance and the amount thereof, the court shall consider the age, health, station, occupation, earning capacity, amount and sources of income, estate, vocational skills and employability of each of the parents, and the age, health, station, occupation, educational status and expectation, amount and sources of income, vocational skills, employability, estate and needs of the child. (Connecticut General Statutes - Title 46b - Chapter 84)

Connecticut Common Questions

How Do I Know if I Should File in Connecticut?
One would typically file for divorce in the state in which he or she or his or her spouse resides. If you have recently moved to a new state and wish to file in that new state, you may have to establish residency prior to filing.

If you are in the military and are stationed on a base outside your residency state, you typically are able to file in that state or in your residency state.

If you are in the military and are stationed overseas, you would typically file in your home residency state.

Can I Use 3StepDivorceTM if I Have Children?
Yes. The system and your documents will address all the issues regarding your children such as, but not limited to; custody arrangements, visitation and time-sharing, child support, and medical coverage.
How Much Are the Connecticut Filing and/or Court Fees?
The filing and/or court fees are not included in our fee and typically range from $50.00 to $350.00 in total depending on your location of filing and whether or not you have children. The 3StepDivorce service will typically help you yield the lowest filing fee for you because both you and your spouse are in agreement.
How Long Will the Process Take in Connecticut?
The process takes an average of less than 1 hour to answer the required questions and generate the documents. Once you file your documents with the court according the filing procedures, the length of time will vary depending on the number of cases in front of yours. Each court has only one or just a few Judges, Masters, or Referees to review all the pending cases.
Should I File or Should My Spouse File?
As a rule of thumb, for uncontested divorces, the spouse who really wants the divorce to be finalized typically does the filing.
Where and How Do I File My Documents?
The documents are filed at your local county courthouse in the family law or domestic relations division or department. Inside your account you will receive step-by-step filing procedures.
Can I Mail or Fax My Documents to the Clerk?
Many courts do permit you to mail and/or fax the documents. This will vary from county to county and state to state, so it will be best to check with the clerk at the courthouse when you are ready to file.
Do I Have to Go to Court in Connecticut?
Depending on your state and your situation, you may or may not have to attend a short hearing. Most of the time when a hearing is required, it only lasts 10-15 minutes and only the filing spouse must attend. The hearing is where you will be granted your divorce and the judge will sign the final judgment or decree.
Do I Have to Also Hire a Lawyer?
3StepDivorce is designed for you to do your own uncontested divorce without hiring a lawyer. You will be acting as your own lawyer and filing for your own divorce. Should you need or desire legal advice or should your divorce become contested, we do suggest you hire the services of a lawyer.
Will My Name Also Be Changed?
The wife has the option to change her name back to her former or maiden name through the 3StepDivorce solution.
When is the Divorce Actually Finalized in Connecticut?
The divorce is typically finalized when the Judge signs the final judgment or decree. We give a window of 30-90 days from the filing date, but this will vary due to case load at the courthouse and any mandatory waiting periods.

Connecticut Divorce Forms

This is a partial list of the Connecticut divorce forms you will receive with your Connecticut 3StepDivorceTM Premium Online Divorce account. Each state has unique forms and requirements for filing for a divorce, which is why we provide Connecticut specific forms and filing procedures.

Connecticut Forms: Our question and answer technology will allow you to easily complete your Alaska divorce forms for an uncontested divorce. Our goal is to give you full control and make "doing your own divorce", fast, easy, and affordable.

Connecticut Divorce Forms List
  • Connecticut Filing Procedures
  • Summons
  • Divorce Complaint (Dissolution of Marriage)
  • Notice of Automatic Court Orders
  • Marital Settlement Agreement
  • Schedule for Visitation/Parenting Time of Minor Children
  • First Order of Notice (for Defendants living outside the state)
  • Appearance
  • Divorce (Dissolution of Marriage) Answer
  • Advisement of Rights
  • Financial Affidavit (Plaintiff)
  • Financial Affidavit (Defendant)
  • Case Management Agreement
  • Affidavit Concerning Children
  • Affidavit Concerning Children (addendum for more than two children)
  • Order to Maintain Health Insurance for Minor Child(ren)
  • Parent Education program - Order, Certificate and Results (Plaintiff)
  • Parent Education program - Order, Certificate and Results (Defendant)
  • Order to Withhold Income for Child Support
  • Support Guidelines and Worksheet
  • Child Support Schedule
  • Dissolution of Marriage Report
  • Dissolution of Marriage (Divorce) Judgment
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