Connecticut Online Divorce
How to File Your Own Divorce in Connecticut
Outlined below is some background information you should know about filing for a divorce in Connecticut. Once you become acquainted with this information, you can take our quiz to see if you qualify for the Connecticut online divorce.

Using our online divorce is a quick and easy way to get all the completed documents you need in order to file for your own, uncontested divorce, while avoiding having to pay exorbitant attorney fees.

Residency Requirements

Every state has a set of residency requirements that must be met by the filing spouse in order for the court to have jurisdiction over the divorce proceedings. If you don't meet the residency requirements of the state you're trying to file in, the case may get dismissed by the court. The residency requirements in Connecticut are as follows:

  • One of the parties to the marriage must be a resident of this state for at least the twelve months immediately preceding the date of the filing of the complaint or immediately preceding the date of the decree
  • 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
  • The cause for the dissolution of the marriage arose after either party moved into this state
  • For the purposes of this section, any person who has served or is serving with the armed forces, as defined by section 27-103, or the merchant marine, and who was a resident of this state at the time of his or her entry shall be deemed to have continuously resided in this state during the time he or she has served or is serving with the armed forces or merchant marine.

  • (Connecticut General Statutes - Title 46b - Chapter 44)

Grounds for Divorce

There are also grounds each state will allow you to file under when filing for a divorce. The ground for divorce is the reason that you and your spouse are filing for a divorce. The following are the grounds for divorce in Connecticut:

  • No Fault:
    • Irretrievable breakdown of the marriage
    • The parties have lived apart by reason of incompatibility for a continuous period of at least the eighteen months
  • Fault:
    • Adultery
    • Fraudulent contract
    • Willful desertion for one year
    • Seven years’ absence, during all of which period the absent party has not been heard from
    • Habitual intemperance
    • Intolerable cruelty
    • Imprisonment
    • Five years confinement for mental illness

    (Connecticut General Statutes - Title 46b - Chapter 40)

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