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Common Questions Regarding the Divorce Process in Connecticut

How will my assets be divided?

Connecticut is an equitable division property state. Meaning, the court in Connecticut will consider such factors as the length of the marriage, causes of the breakdown of the marriage, age, health, employability, liabilities and needs, and amount and sources of income of each party in dividing marital property between the parties. Marital property includes assets brought into the marriage, as well as assets accumulated and inherited during the marriage.

What is a "no fault" divorce?

A "no fault" divorce means that one party does not have to prove fault on the part of their spouse in order for the court to dissolve the marriage. In Connecticut a divorce can be granted on the grounds that the marriage has broken down irretrievably. Although fault does not have to be proven to obtain a divorce, the court may consider the reasons for the breakdown of the marriage in determining alimony, division of property and custody.

How long does it take to get divorced?

In Connecticut there is a minimum 90-day waiting period after the legal action is served to your spouse. After the 90 days have passed, the divorce can be finalized. However, this is in the best of circumstances. The length of this process can be longer depending on the complexity of the issues and amicability of the two parties. For instance, cases with custody issues, financial disagreements, etc. will usually take much longer than 90 days.

How is Child Support determined in Connecticut?


Child support is calculated using the combined net income of both parents in accordance with the Connecticut Child Support Guidelines.

To schedule an appointment to discuss parenting plans, visitation issues, child custody, restraining orders, or relocation issues, please call us at (203) 368-4201. We are conveniently located at 1087 Broad Street, Bridgeport CT 06604.

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