Nonadversarial Divorce is a simplified process by which eligible parties can obtain a divorce within 35 days without having to come to court and appear before a judge.
What are the benefits of a Nonadversarial Divorce?
Are you eligible?
If you and your spouse meet the following criteria, you may be eligible:
Filing for a Nonadversarial Divorce:To file for a Nonadversarial Divorce, you will need to complete the following form and have your acknowledgment and oath taken by a notary public or other proper officer:
You must complete and attach to your joint petition the following:
If you have a settlement agreement that you are asking the court to include in the divorce decree, you must file that agreement with the joint petition:
If you cannot afford the court fee to file your petition:You can also ask the court to waive the fees by filing an Application for Waiver of Fees/Appointment of Counsel Family (JD-FM-75) form to show the court why you cannot afford to pay.
Once you complete all of the papers, file them with the Clerk of the Court.
Where to get help
The information on this web page 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.