Category: Family Law Posted on Oct 01, 2015

A Quick and Easy Out: Connecticut’s New Adversarial Divorce Law

Traditionally, in Connecticut, a divorce could not be obtained in less than three months. A new law taking effect October 1, 2015 will allow some eligible individuals to obtain a divorce in thirty-five days or less. Additionally, a judge may now grant these divorces “on the papers,” meaning individuals who qualify would not need to come to court.connecticut-quick-divorce

Eligibility factors include:

  1. Being married eight years 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 they own is less than $35,000;
  6. Neither spouse has a company sponsored pension plan;
  7. Neither spouse has a pending bankruptcy;
  8. Neither spouse is applying for or receiving Medicaid benefits;
  9. No other action of dissolution of marriage is pending; and
  10. There are no restraining or protective orders between the spouses.

If you believe you qualify for the new Connecticut Adversial Divorce law, or want to speak to someone who can tell you if you qualify, contact Stanger Stanfield Law right away. Whether you are looking for help with a quick divorce or a standard, we have the expertise to help you and your unique situation.

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Bruce Stanger

My litigation experience includes family law, divorce, product liability, construction law, professional negligence, shareholder disputes, medical malpractice, legal malpractice, and general commercial litigation.