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If you’re interested in learning more about Connecticut divorce laws, check out the information, links, and resources listed below. This is by no means an exhaustive list, but it will point you in different directions that your own research could take, including references to the applicable sections of the Connecticut Code. Alternatively, you might just decide to consult an attorney specializing in Connecticut divorce law.


Connecticut Divorce Resources:

Connecticut Judicial Law Libraries: Child Support Section: This site, run by the Connecticut Judicial Branch, provides nearly all the information that anyone could need when dealing with a child support issue. It includes data, sample questions, statutes, support payment calculators, and many types of guidelines tailored to specific audiences (e.g. a teenage mother’s guide to child support).

Connecticut Domestic Violence Crisis and Support Resources: Contact information for Connecticut domestic violence shelters, crisis centers, safe houses, and violence prevention programs. The site also offers links to Connecticut Resources for legal aid, legal forms, Connecticut attorney general, law enforcement, child abuse, child support, social services, finding a lawyer, finding a counselor, and more. 

Connecticut Council for Divorce Mediation & Collaborative Practice: This site, run by the organization of the same name, is dedicated to minimizing the harm and trauma that a divorce or separation can often create, without judgment from any party and without taking an adversarial stance (in sharp contrast with litigation). Find information on upcoming seminars and programs, online bios about professional mediators, and more information on Connecticut divorce mediation (also frequently referred to as “alternative dispute resolution” in Connecticut and elsewhere in the U.S.).

Connecticut Judicial Branch: Forms and Court Fees: This links to some of the forms that the court will require of you and/or your spouse. Depending on your specific situation, you may find some of these listings to be a bit redundant, but don’t skip them over. Read them carefully – not all redundancies apply to your case, but you don’t want to miss any that may. Call the clerk of the court to get what further answers you may need, or use the services of a licensed Connecticut divorce lawyer or family law practitioner to be extra safe. Find a Connecticut divorce lawyer here, where you’ll be able to pick your own attorney from a list of many highly qualified lawyers, get an initial phone call, and even a case evaluation – free!

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Connecticut Family Law Statutes (General Statutes Annotated, or CGSA):

Connecticut Legal Separation: CGSA 46b-40c, -42, -44

Connecticut Divorce:
Grounds/Fault – No-Fault: CGSA 46b-40c
Residency/Where to File: CGSA 46b-42, -44
Simplified or Special Procedures: CGSA 46b-51
Divorce Mediation: CGS 46b-53, -53a, -69b
Annulment: CGSA 46b-40, -60

Connecticut Divorce and Finances:
Property Division/Debts: CGSA 46b-81
Spousal Support: CGSA 46b-82

Connecticut Divorce and Children:
Child Custody: CGSA 46b-56, -56a, -56b, 84
Child Support: CGSA 46b-84

Connecticut Divorce/Child Support/Child Custody Lawyers:

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Connecticut Online Divorce Services: – An online documentation service that helps users file for divorce. – Offers an affordable way to file for uncontested divorces online.

Connecticut Divorce Laws: Click below to find the Connecticut Divorce laws you’re looking for: 

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