Connecticut Divorce without a Court appearance is here.  

As COVID-19 forced the courts to change how they do business, Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont issued an executive order allowing parties to proceed with uncontested divorces via affidavit, as opposed to having to take part in in-person court requirements.

Most family law attorneys support this new process as it could help spouses avoid what might seem like untenable living arrangements.  It also chips away at the backlog of cases allowing contested cases to be heard much more quickly.

However, some attorneys suggested that COVID-19 might lead couples to change their minds about divorce, as new economic uncertainties come into play.  I don’t share this opinion.  Sure – some married couples may stay together in the short term for financial reasons.  But that only pushes off the divorce filing.  I think ultimately these couples will still file for divorce. 

Here is the process for obtaining  a Connecticut Divorce without a Court appearance:

For starters, the usual forms must be filed.  This includes Financial Affidavits, a Separation Agreement, a Parenting Plan and an Affidavit Concerning Children. 

In addition, an Affidavit must be filed which largely incorporates the questions a judge would ask a divorcing couple in court. 

For example:

  • back ground information so that the court can exercise jurisdiction including whether or not the marriage has broken down irretrievably
  • if the family received financial assistance from the State or municipality
  • that each party understands the terms of the proposed Agreement and believes it to be fair and equitable

Connecticut Divorce Attorney

I represent clients in divorce and Family Court related matters through out Fairfield and New Haven Counties including those who reside in Easton, Fairfield, Monroe, Trumbull, Stratford, Bridgeport, Westport, Weston, New Canaan, Wilton, Norwalk, Darien, Stamford, Greenwich, Shelton, Orange and Milford.

Please email me or call me in Stamford at (203) 356-1475 or in Fairfield at (203) 259-5251 to schedule a consultation concerning the preparation of the necessary of documents Connecticut Divorce without a Court appearance.

Source: It’s Easier Than Ever to Get Divorced in Connecticut. But Are Couples Reconsidering Amid COVID-19 Uncertainties? | Connecticut Law Tribune


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