Written by attorney Kathy Criscuolo Boufford

How Fast Can I Get Divorced?

Connecticut has made some changes in the past couple of years to allow for a quicker divorce process if there is an agreement on all issues. It has eliminated the automatic 90-day waiting period. If there is an agreement and all paperwork is completed appropriately, parties can obtain a divorce within 30 days of filing the paperwork. Most people will still need to appear in court for the dissolution to be finalized. However, there is also a procedure in place that will allow some couples to obtain a divorce based on paperwork only, with no requirement that they attend court. This fast track option is only available in certain cases. Some of the requirements include:

No children

No Social Security Benefits

No Pension

No real estate interest

Total assets limited to $35,000.00 and

Married less than 8 years

If a couple meets all of the criteria, they are able to complete paperwork, get documents notarized and file them with the court. The court will then be able to dissolve the marriage without a hearing in as few as 30 days.

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