It has become quite easy to get divorced in Connecticut.

Thanks to a new Connecticut law that went into effect October 1, 2015, the divorce process is now easier and quicker in Connecticut. The standard time period to obtain a limited contested or un-contested divorce in Connecticut was a minimum of 90 days. However, under the new laws, Uncontested Divorce for eligible parties, will now take 35 days.

The new Connecticut non-adversarial divorce proceeding { } is a simplified one-step process. In addition, divorce can be granted administratively, meaning a Judge can sign on your Divorce Judgment after reviewing the submitted documents thereby eliminating the need for divorcing spouses to go to court. This is great because many individuals DO NOT WANT TO GO TO COURT.

To be eligible for this simplified process:

  1. Parties must be married for 8 year or less;
  2. Neither person is pregnant;
  3. No children were born or adopted before or during the marriage.
  4. Neither spouse has any interest or title in any real property.
  5. The total value of all property owned by both parties in the marriage is less than $35,000;
  6. No party to the marriage has a company sponsored pension plan;
  7. Neither spouse has a pending case in Bankruptcy Court;
  8. Neither spouse is applying for or receiving Medicaid benefits.
  9. No other action for dissolution of marriage is pending in any other court;
  10. There is no restraining or protective orders between spouses.

In addition to this simplified process, spouses who have a written agreement as to all the terms of their divorce may now file a motion with the court to seek a waiver of the 90 day waiting period required for regular dissolution proceedings. For more information on this process, please visit the State of Connecticut Judicial Branch or contact a reputable and competent attorney who practices Family Law in Connecticut.

Disclaimer: The contents on this website are provided for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice.

Contribution by Attorney Tanya T. Dorman, Esq., Dorman Law Firm, LLC.

Writer: Tanya T. Dorman, Esq., Dorman Law Firm, LLC. Attorney Dorman is private practice litigators in the areas of Immigration and Naturalization law, Deportation and Removal Litigation, State and Federal Litigation, Criminal Defense, Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support Litigation, Adoption, and Residential Real Estate Transactions.