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Ct divorce papers, divorce papers of Connecticut


Divorce is difficult to handle emotionally as well as financially. If you and your spouse are in mutual agreement to file divorce papers yourselves without hiring lawyer, you will save lots of money and time. See the sections below for how to file Ct divorce papers in Connecticut.

According to Connecticut Statutes Annotated; Title 31, Chapter 348; Title 46b, Chapter 44; and Title 51, Chapter 349, either spouse may file dissolution of marriage if they are a resident of Connecticut. Dissolution of marriage will finalize only after one spouse has been a resident of Connecticut (Ct) for one year

The following are official no-fault grounds for dissolution of marriage:

  1. Permanent breakdown of the marriage.
  2. Incompatibility and chosen separation for 18 months with no reasonable prospect for settlement.

Use following words only, in ct divorce papers,

  1. Use the words in capital letters as: SUPERIOR COURT
  2. Use the words in capital letters as: COMPLAINT FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
  3. Use the word "Plaintiff'. Where "P" is capital
  4. Use the word "Defendant". Where "D" is capital.
  5. Use the words in capital letters as : DECREE OF DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
  6. Use the word "County" here.

Important ct divorce papers are listed here:

  1. Summons form (JD FM-3). A summons form gives information to spouse about starting of divorce procedure.
  2. Complaint (JD-FM-159). Complaint is an important legal paper, to tell court and your spouse what you want.
  3. Notice of automatic court order ( JD-FM-158) This court order or paper protects the property from getting sold and the child from being taken out of county.
  4. Application for waiver fees ( JD-FM-57) This document provides information about the income and expenses of each spouse. Court analyzes this document to grant the court fees, the sheriff’s charge, and other charges.
  5. Affidavit concerning children (JD-FM-64) This document is known as request for the court orders about the custody and visitation of child.
  6. Custody and visitation agreement (JD-FM183) This document is prepared to conclude about the legal custody, primary residence and visitation hours regarding child.
  7. Health department form (VS-63) This form is submitted to the court which is important for the proceedings.
  8. Court judgment (JD-FM-177) Court does not prepare written record of the final judgment of divorce. This document can be prepared by court clerk’s office within 30 days after the judgment.

Along with these important papers following are some documents which are necessary in divorce process

  1. Waiver of Acceptance of Service form
  2. Legal Separation Agreement
  3. Financial Statement Form
  4. Child Custody Jurisdiction Form
  5. Petition for Name Change
  6. Certificate of Corroborating Witness
  7. Notice for Hearing.
  8. Final Decree of Divorce Judgment.
  9. Certificate of Divorce/Marriage Dissolution.

There is some other type of divorce papers needs to fill in case of defendants against whom the divorce is filed. They are as follow

  1. Defendants(spouse) files appearance form
  2. Defendant files answer or cross complaint.
  3. Defendant may file motion for court orders before judgment.

This gives all the information regarding divorce papers in Connecticut. This gives brief idea about the documentation work needed to file a divorce in ct.


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