Divorce Grounds and Residency
If there's no hope of fixing your marriage, you can file for a no-fault divorce on the grounds that your marriage is irretrievably broken.
If at least one spouse has lived in Connecticut for the last year, you've met the minimum residency requirement and can file for divorce at any time. If the marriage fell apart after you moved to Connecticut, you can also file for divorce at any time even if neither spouse has lived in state for a year.
Filing for Divorce
There are 13 judicial districts in Connecticut. If the Defendant spouse lives in Connecticut, file for divorce at the Superior Court Clerk's office in the judicial district where the Defendant lives. If only the Plaintiff lives in Connecticut, file in the judicial district where the Plaintiff lives.
Serving Your Spouse
If your spouse lives in Connecticut, he or she must be served by hand-delivery of the divorce papers. If your spouse lives outside Connecticut, he or she can be served by certified mail. Either way, service of divorce papers in Connecticut is always handled by the state marshal's office. Your DivorceWriter filing procedures include everything you need to know to easily arrange for service through the state marshal's office.
Completing Your Divorce
In Connecticut, uncontested divorces are can be finalized just ninety (90) days after you begin your divorce case.