Question: What are the rules for divorce in Connecticut?

Grounds for a Fault-based Divorce in Connecticut willful desertion for at least 12 months with a total neglect of duty. at least seven years absence from the marriage, without any communication. habitual intemperance (alcohol or drug addiction) intolerable cruelty.

How does divorce work in CT?

Connecticut is a no-fault divorce state, meaning that one only needs to state that their marriage is broken down irretrievably to dissolve their marriage. No fault, however, does not mean that a court will not consider whether one spouse is the reason why the marriage broke down to begin with.

How long do you need to be separated before divorce in CT?

Yes. In most cases at least one spouse must have been lived in Connecticut for the past 12 months before the court can grant a divorce (called dissolution in Connecticut).

How are assets split in a divorce in CT?

Connecticut is an equitable distribution state. This means that all marital assets are divided in a fair and equitable way. It does not mean that they are always divided equally on a 50/50 basis. Separate property is awarded only to the spouse who owns it and will not be a factor in dividing assets.

How many years do you have to be married to get alimony in CT?

Alimony length is usually based on length of marriage - one commonly used standard for alimony duration is that 1 year of alimony is paid every three years of marriage (however, this is not always the case in every state or with every judge).

Who gets the house in a divorce in CT?

When it comes to marital property, Connecticut is an equitable distribution state. This does not mean that the property will be split 50/50 between you and your spouse.

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