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Connecticut Residency and Filing Requirements

Connecticut has certain residency requirements for filing a divorce action. If the residency requirements are not met, the court will not have jurisdiction to hear the case. The court will either not accept the case or will dismiss the case.

The residency requirements must be met when the case if first filed. If you don't meet the requirements, you must either wait until you meet the rule on residency or file your divorce in another state where you meet the requirements.

To obtain a dissolution of marriage or legal separation one of the following requirements must be met:

  • One of the parties to the marriage must be a resident of Connecticut for at least the twelve months preceding the date of filing or the date of the decree;
  • One of the parties must be domiciled in the state at the time of the marriage and has returned to Connecticut with the intention of permanently remaining, before filing the Complaint; or
  • The cause for the dissolution of marriage arose after either party moved into the state.

Connecticut Grounds for Divorce

The first divorce form filed in the Connecticut court - either a petition or complaint - must state the grounds for the divorce. The appropriate grounds for a Connecticut divorce are either the grounds that both parties can agree on and can substantiate in a divorce hearing or which the filing party chooses to prove to the court.

The Connecticut court has power to divorce a couple from their marriage on the following grounds:

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Filing Spouse's Title

In Connecticut, the filing spouse is called the plaintiff.

Non-Filing Spouse's Title

In Connecticut, the filing spouse is called the defendant.

Links for Connecticut

Counties in Connecticut

› Fairfield

› Hartford

› Litchfield

› Middlesex

› New Haven

› New London

› Tolland

› Windham

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