It is essential for the filer of the case to be resident in Connecticut. But, final decision will only be made when one of the spouses would be resident here for one year. In cases which involve the decision of spousal support, it is necessary to submit the paper in plaintiff's county. For all other divorce cases, papers can be submitted into the either of counties where spouses reside.
One can file the divorce case on the basis of either fault reasons or no-fault reasons in Connecticut. It is required by the both spouses to agree with the reasons and must validate them later on. Following are the common examples of divorce reasons in Connecticut:
Same reasons can also become a cause of legal separation in Connecticut
With regard to the best nurture and interest of child, court may give joint or sole custody of child on basis of following factors:
No specific guidelines have been mentioned in the statute of Connecticut. Only the joint custody is emphasized on and is considered best for the childcare.
Either of parents can be ordered by courts to pay for the child support on the basis of following factors:
Connecticut has formulated official guidelines for the child support that are utilized for the amount estimation of this support. However, if the amount comes out to be unjust for any spouse, then the figures can be reassessed to get to a reasonable amount.
Connecticut can give all or part of property of one spouse to other on the basis of following factors:
Connecticut is an equitable distribution state and it also considers the separate properties of spouses as well as their gifts and inheritances.
Court may order to either of spouses to pay for the alimony to other on the basis of following factors:
Court takes 90 days in declaring the final decision to the spouse. Meanwhile it allows mediation for both of spouses if it feels any chances for the reconciliation. Further, spouses can also make request for the mediation. In case of property distribution and child custody, court may assign an arbitrator for the process of counseling.
There is no need of a lawyer when applying for divorce in the state of Connecticut. A divorce case which is filed without any help of an attorney in any of the states is known as Pro Se Divorce.
Literally, Pro Se is a Latin phrase and it means "on her or his own". Process of getting the divorce without the help of lawyer may vary from one State to another. These types of divorces are perfectly legal and enforceable in Connecticut, and are actually very convenient. Usually, once settlements have been made regarding property distribution and custody matters among the spouses in case of a mutual divorce, Pro Se Divorces are filed.
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