In many situations, by the time that a couple actually gets around to filing for divorce in Connecticut, they have been living separately for an extended period of time. Sometimes, one or both of the spouses has already moved out of the state but isn’t sure in which state they are supposed to actually file for divorce. Well, if the couple lived together at some point during their marriage in the state of Connecticut, they would be permitted to file there. However, they must abide by the residency requirement that Connecticut has issued for those who wish to file for divorce in this state.
It is a no-brainer that if both spouses still both currently reside in Connecticut, they are permitted to get divorced here. Once someone moves, however, it can quickly become confusing. When a spouse files a complaint for the dissolution of their marriage, they will be permitted to do so in Connecticut if they have established their residence within the state at the time of the complaint. However, it is important to know that at least one of the parties in the marriage has lived in the state of Connecticut for a minimum of twelve months prior to the date in which the dissolution of marriage complaint was filed. Another possibility is that if the divorce is filed for a specific reason other than “no-fault,” that reason may have occurred during the time in which the couple lived in Connecticut.
If you have questions about Connecticut’s residency requirement when it comes to filing for divorce, contact an experienced divorce and family law attorney today.
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