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Connecticut Divorce

The Connecticut Family Law Center is a resource on divorce and family law in the State of Connecticut for non-lawyers and pro se litigants. Please let us know if we have omitted a link to an important state resource and we will gladly add it.

Courts and Community Resources

Lawyers and Divorce
Glossary of Family Law Terms
State of Connecticut Judicial Branch
Connecticut State Library
Connecticut Bar Association
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State Statutory Resources

If you wish to review your State's Statutes or Code, click the links below:

General Statutes of Connecticut
Connecticut General Assembly

Divorce Law

Connecticut has no-fault grounds of the marriage being irretrievably broken or the parties having lived apart by reason of incompatibility for a continuous period of at least eighteen months immediately prior to service of the complaint with there being no reasonable prospect that the parties will reconcile. There are also fault grounds that the parties may file under. [Gen. Statutes of Connecticut Chapter 815j, Section 46b-40]

Residency - A decree dissolving a marriage or granting a legal separation may be entered if: (1) One of the parties to the marriage has been a resident of this state for at least the twelve months next preceding the date of the filing of the complaint or next preceding the date of the decree; or (2) one of the parties was domiciled in this state at the time of the marriage and returned to this state with the intention of permanently remaining before the filing of the complaint; or (3) the cause for the dissolution of the marriage arose after either party moved into this state. [Gen. Statutes of Connecticut Chapter 815j, Section 46b-44]

Connecticut Divorce Law Resources - Connecticut Judicial Branch Law Library
The difference between a divorce, a dissolution of marriage, a legal separation, and an annulment -
A Guide to Financial Affidavits -
Marital Separation Agreements Explained

Marriage and Living Together Law

Connecticut Marriage License Laws

Child Support

Connecticut Child Support Calculator - Provided by ( is not affiliated with
Establishing Paternity & Support for Your Child
Q & A for the Parent Who Gets Child Support -
How to Change Your Child Support Order
CT Child Support Guidelines
Q & A for the Parent Who Pays Child Support -
If You Need Help Modifying Support Orders
CT Child Support Law Resources - Connecticut Judicial Branch Law Library
Child Support Explained

Child Custody and Visitation Law

What to Expect from the Family Services Office During a Custody Evaluation -
How to Modify Child Visitation Orders -
FAQ on Child Custody and Visitation
Child Custody Resources

Property Division

Connecticut is an "equitable distribution" property state.

Equitable Distribution of Property - Connecticut Judicial Branch Law Library