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Library Materials

  • Connecticut Family Law Citations: A Reference Guide to Connecticut Family Law Decisions, by Cynthia C. George

  • Connecticut Practice, Family Law and Practice with Forms, by Arnold H. Rutkin et al. -- (Part 4: Dissolution of Marriage)

  • Friendly Divorce Guidebook for Connecticut, by Barbara Kahn Stark

  • Library of Connecticut Family Law Forms, by Thomas D. Colin, ed.

  • The above treatises are available at each of your local law libraries. 

    U.S. Department of State Publications

    • Marriage and Divorce

      Many U.S. citizens choose to marry, or obtain a divorce while traveling or living abroad. There are things you will need to know if you do choose to marry or divorce while out of the U.S. We hope the information below will be helpful to you.

      Marriage Abroad

    • Divorce Abroad

Connecticut General Statutes

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Chapter 815j - Dissolution of Marriage, Legal Separation and Annulment

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Connecticut Practice Book

Chapter 25  Procedure in Family Matters
  • Sec. 25-1. Definitions Applicable to Proceeding in Family Matters

  • Sec. 25-2. Complaints for Dissolution of Marriage, Legal Separation, or Annulment

  • Sec. 25-5. Automatic Orders upon Service of Complaint or Application

  • Sec. 25-7. Pleadings in general; Amendments to Complaint or Application

  • Sec. 25-8. Amendment; New Grounds for Dissolution of Marriage

  • Sec. 25-9. Answer, cross complaint, claims for relief by defendant

  • Sec. 25-10. Answer to cross complaint

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