Connecticut allows you to complete your divorce without an attorney if you and your spouse can come to an agreement on what to do with your property and how you will care for any children that you have.
Connecticut Residency Requirements
To file for divorce in Connecticut one of the following requirements must be met:
- One of the spouses has been a resident of Connecticut for twelve (12) months before filing the Complaint for Divorce or at least twelve (12) months before divorce will be finalized.
- A spouse lived in Connecticut at the time of the marriage, moved away, and then moved back to Connecticut with the intention to now live there permanently.
- The irretrievable breakdown of the marriage happened after one or both spouses moved to Connecticut.
Grounds For Divorce
A couple can obtain a no-fault divorce in Connecticut on the grounds that the marriage is irretrievably broken.
Filing Your Connecticut Divorce
The basic steps for filing your uncontested Connecticut divorce are as follows:
- Review and Sign the divorce documents.
- File the documents at the Superior Court Clerk's office
- A Judge will sign the Judgment finalizing the divorce.
Division of property, debts, alimony, change of last name, and minor children (including custody, Connecticut child support calculations, visitation, and more) are covered in the DivorceWriter interview and documents.
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Where to find Blank State Forms
If you prefer to complete your forms on your own, they can be directly downloaded from the Connecticut Judiciary at no cost using these links: