If you and your spouse have an agreement as to all issues, you may ask the court to waive the 90-day waiting period that is otherwise required for divorces.
Note: This information also applies to dissolution of civil unions performed in a foreign jurisdiction
What are the benefits of requesting that the 90-day waiting period be waived?
Forms to complete in order to file for divorce and waive the 90-day waiting period
There are a number of forms that you will need to complete in order to file for divorce and waive the 90-day statutory waiting period.
To start the process – the Complaint
You will need to complete the following two forms:
If you cannot afford the court fees to file for a divorce:
You will also need to complete the notice of automatic court orders and attach it to the Complaint;
To ask a judge to waive the 90-day waiting period
You will need to complete and file the following form under oath:
To avoid the time and expense of having a State Marshal deliver the papers to your spouse
If you are asking the court to waive the 90-day waiting period, your spouse can agree to waive service by completing under oath and filing:
Other forms you will need to file
The person named as the defendant on the summons form will need to file an Appearance JD-CL-12 (the person named as the plaintiff files his or her appearance directly on the summons form).
If you have children, you will also need to complete the following forms:
Please file all forms with the Clerk's office. You may want to make copies of the forms that you file.
Parenting Education Program
On the day of your divorce hearing
Where to go to get help
The information on this webpage is provided as a service and a convenience by the Connecticut Judicial Branch. It is not intended as legal advice to any person. If you have questions about the use of these forms, your legal rights, or particular issues in your case, it is strongly recommended that you talk to an attorney.
Due to the changing nature of the law, the forms and information found on this website will change from time to time. It is up to you to follow the current procedures and to file the correct, up-to-date forms