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Divorce and Separation

Are you getting divorced in Connecticut? Here are some links to help you get started.

This video will guide you through the uncontested divorce process in Connecticut. Uncontested means that you and your spouse agree on all issues surrounding the divorce.

Families Change provides information to help kids, teens, and parents deal with a family breakup like a divorce or separation.

In divorce, separation, and custody cases, parents must give their financial information to the court. The court needs this information to make orders about child support, alimony, or legal fees.

If you can’t afford to pay court fees, you can ask the court for a fee waiver. A fee waiver allows people with very low income to skip paying court costs and fees. You can probably get a fee waiver if you get public benefits such as welfare, food stamps, SNAP, or SSI.

If you and the other parent agree on custody and visitation, your child probably doesn't need a lawyer. But you may want to ask for one if you and the other parent disagree about custody or visitation; you are worried about your child’s safety; or there is a question about paternity.

Family Services is available to help families and the courts solve problems with child custody, visitation, restraining orders, and more.

Going to court can be stressful. This video will cover everything you need to know about getting ready for a court hearing, including what to wear, who to bring with you, what happens when you see the judge, meeting with a mediator, and more. We hope that you'll feel more at ease and prepared after you watch this video.

If you are in danger of being hurt by a family member or someone you are or have been dating, you can ask the family court for a temporary restraining order (TRO). A temporary restraining order is a paper from the court that tells someone to stop hurting, threatening, or stalking you.

This video tells you how to file for divorce in Connecticut.

A non-adversarial divorce is a simplified version of a regular divorce. You will have to meet certain conditions in order to qualify. If you qualify, you can get a divorce within 35 days and you may not have to go to court.

Get information about child support services in Connecticut, what what happens when you go to family court, parenting education programs in Connecticut, and more.

If you can't afford a lawyer, you may have to represent yourself in family court. Here are some tips to help your day in court go more smoothly.

This brochure answers frequently asked questions about what happens when you go to court for child support.

Learn how to file a motion for contempt if the other parent has disobeyed a court order, such as orders of custody, child support, visitation, medical bills, or health insurance. 

A dissolution of marriage is Connecticut’s legal term for a divorce. A legal separation is a court order between married people. And an annulment is a court order that says that a marriage never existed in the first place.

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Divorce and Separation

Are you getting divorced in Connecticut? Here are some links to help you get started.

This video will guide you through the uncontested divorce process in Connecticut. Uncontested means that you and your spouse agree on all issues surrounding the divorce.

Families Change provides information to help kids, teens, and parents deal with a family breakup like a divorce or separation.

In divorce, separation, and custody cases, parents must give their financial information to the court. The court needs this information to make orders about child support, alimony, or legal fees.

If you can’t afford to pay court fees, you can ask the court for a fee waiver. A fee waiver allows people with very low income to skip paying court costs and fees. You can probably get a fee waiver if you get public benefits such as welfare, food stamps, SNAP, or SSI.

If you and the other parent agree on custody and visitation, your child probably doesn't need a lawyer. But you may want to ask for one if you and the other parent disagree about custody or visitation; you are worried about your child’s safety; or there is a question about paternity.

Family Services is available to help families and the courts solve problems with child custody, visitation, restraining orders, and more.

Going to court can be stressful. This video will cover everything you need to know about getting ready for a court hearing, including what to wear, who to bring with you, what happens when you see the judge, meeting with a mediator, and more. We hope that you'll feel more at ease and prepared after you watch this video.

If you are in danger of being hurt by a family member or someone you are or have been dating, you can ask the family court for a temporary restraining order (TRO). A temporary restraining order is a paper from the court that tells someone to stop hurting, threatening, or stalking you.

This video tells you how to file for divorce in Connecticut.

A non-adversarial divorce is a simplified version of a regular divorce. You will have to meet certain conditions in order to qualify. If you qualify, you can get a divorce within 35 days and you may not have to go to court.

Get information about child support services in Connecticut, what what happens when you go to family court, parenting education programs in Connecticut, and more.

If you can't afford a lawyer, you may have to represent yourself in family court. Here are some tips to help your day in court go more smoothly.

This brochure answers frequently asked questions about what happens when you go to court for child support.

Learn how to file a motion for contempt if the other parent has disobeyed a court order, such as orders of custody, child support, visitation, medical bills, or health insurance. 

A dissolution of marriage is Connecticut’s legal term for a divorce. A legal separation is a court order between married people. And an annulment is a court order that says that a marriage never existed in the first place.