When a person makes the decision that they no longer wish to be married to their spouse because the marriage has issues that do not seem possible to repair, they will likely consider becoming divorced from their spouse and ending the marriage once and for all. The first step is to retain the services of an experienced divorce attorney who can walk you through the rest of the process. Getting divorced is a very document-heavy process. There is even more paperwork that must be filed when you and your spouse have one or more children together.
You will have to serve your spouse with a divorce complaint and submit it to the State of Connecticut Superior Court. You will have to submit the paperwork to the Superior Court Clerk’s Office after you have delivered them to your spouse and you must prove that the divorce papers were given to your spouse. If you and your spouse have children under the age of 18 years old, you will be required to participate in a Parenting Education Program within 60 days from the date your divorce was filed. There are also fees and forms associated with this program.
If you have questions about how to start your divorce, consult with an experienced divorce and family law attorney who can help you begin the process. There are many different types of divorce and it is important to decide which may be best for you. Some couples are in agreement about the divorce and may know exactly what they want to do as far as child custody and the division of assets but other couples may be better off having a judge decide these matters for them. An attorney can lay out your options and guide you in the direction that is best for you.
Judith Goldberg, Esq. is a family law attorney that serves the greater Connecticut area with quality legal services. If you need an attorney to guide you through your legal matter, contact The Law offices of Judith Goldberg today and we would be happy to assist you.