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Because you don't like paying more for the same product.
You can pay other online divorce services up to $299 to receive the same completed divorce papers that you would receive from ReliableDivorce.com for just $99. Plus, our $99 price includes the option to schedule a phone conference with the legal professional assigned to your case (your Case Manager) to walk you through each step of the process and answer any questions you may have.
Because you want accurate, up to date divorce papers with a proven track record of acceptance by the court.
Since ReliableDivorce.com was created by divorce attorneys and is operated by divorce attorneys, you receive the same divorce papers that divorce lawyers file with the court every day, but without having to spend thousands of dollars on attorney's fees.
Because you want a single, upfront price and not be hit with hidden fees later down the road.
Many other services start hitting you up for additional fees shortly after you sign up (and after already paying their initial fee). These additional fees often include "storage fees" to maintain your information or monthly charges just so you may continue to access your own documents. However, we will never ask you to pay any additional fees. With ReliableDivorce.com, you will always have unlimited access to your account so that, at any time, you may make changes to your information and generate new documents regardless of how long ago you signed up for our service.
Getting an Online Divorce in Connecticut
Our online divorce service is designed for spouses who want a simple, cheap and fast divorce in Connecticut. The key factor to determine whether an online divorce will work for your situation is that both spouses can agree to the terms of the divorce. That is, you and your spouse will agree to the division of property, division of debts and, if applicable, any child-related issues.
ReliableDivorce.com makes the online divorce process easy and affordable for virtually every budget. Based on your answers to our questionnaire, we determine all the necessary documents you will need and the documents are prepared as required for the court’s approval. We provide you step-by-step written instructions beginning with how to file your divorce papers and all the way through how to finalize your divorce.
We have spent more than 15 years helping people file for and complete their divorce. Unlike many other online divorce services, our services don’t end once you file your initial divorce papers. We also want to make sure you are easily able to finalize your divorce as quickly as Connecticut law allows. We understand that even with step-by-step instructions to guide you through the divorce process, it can still be overwhelming. That’s why our service continues even after you have your completed divorce papers in hand. Included with our service is the option to schedule a phone consultation with your case manager who can answer any questions you may have or even walk you through each step of the process if necessary.
The bottom line is that if you and your spouse can agree on the terms of your divorce, then an online divorce is the fastest, easiest and least expensive option to dissolve your marriage. Whether you have children, own a home or own other property, as long as you and your spouse can reach an agreement on all such issues, then you are eligible to use our online divorce services to file your divorce in Connecticut.
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An uncontested divorce is one in which both spouses have reached an agreement on all the major issues, such as property division, division of debt, child custody, child support, and spouse support.
A contested divorce in one in which the spouses cannot reach an agreement on the major issues and, as a result, the court will have to decide the final outcome on the disputed issues.
In either type of divorce, the process starts by one spouse filing for divorce.
Benefits to an Uncontested Divorce
Save Money. Spouses save a significant amount of money in an uncontested divorce vs. a contested divorce. Instead of paying the high attorney’s fees that accompany a contested divorce, that money stays in the parties’ pockets.
Save Time. Because the spouses have already reached an agreement on the important issues, the paperwork is stream-lined and the parties don’t have to spend time attending multiple court hearings and formal negations that can take many months or even years to complete.
Save Mental Health. Fighting your divorce out in court adds additional stress to an already difficult situation. An uncontested divorce results in a much easier and less stressful legal process.
We created our Connecticut online divorce service to maximize these benefits. ReliableDivorce.com provides the lowest price online divorce service in the market with the fastest results. You receive your divorce papers immediately after completing our online questionnaire so you can file your divorce today or any other day you choose.
Grounds for Divorce
Grounds for divorce in Connecticut:
No fault grounds:
Irretrievable breakdown of the marriage. This occurs when there is discord or conflict between the spouses that causes a breakdown of the marriage relationship and there is no reasonable expectation of reconciliation.
Living separate and apart for at least 18 months.
Criminal conviction resulting in incarceration for a period of at least one year.
Intentional and willful desertion for a period of at least one year.
Absence of a spouse for at least seven years with no contact.
Serious mental illness. This ground requires the spouse to have been confined in a mental institution for at least five of the previous six years preceding the filing of a divorce action.
[Connecticut General Statute § 46b-40].
How to File for Divorce Without a Lawyer
In Connecticut, at least one of the spouses must have lived in the state of Connecticut for a minimum of one year prior to filing. [Connecticut General Statute § 46b-44]. Since only one spouse needs to meet this residency requirement, you may file for divorce in Connecticut even if your spouse resides in another state.
It’s not difficult to prove residency. For example, any one of the following items will establish residency - a valid state driver’s license, ID card, or voter’s registration card.
The divorce papers should be filed in the county/city where the defendant currently resides. If the defendant does not live in Connecticut, then the divorce should be filed in the county/city where the filing spouse resides. [Connecticut General Statute § 46b-44].
Detailed court-filing instructions are included with your completed divorce papers, so that you know how the process works.
It may be necessary to follow up if any issues in your documents arise after you file your initial paperwork. We offer you the flexibility to make small adjustments to your divorce forms at no additional cost when you use our online divorce service. Our online divorce service is designed to make your divorce as easy and stress-free as possible.
Our online divorce service makes it easy to file for divorce without a lawyer. There is no requirement that you must have a lawyer to file for divorce in Connecticut. In fact, in many Connecticut counties, more than half of all divorces are filed and completed without any lawyer involvement. Once you sign up to use our online divorce service, you simply fill out our online questionnaire to begin your divorce paperwork. It can either be filled out on your own or with your spouse's help. We provide you with all the paperwork needed to file and complete your divorce along with detailed instructions for every step of the process.
The first step of the process is to ensure you meet the state's residency requirements to file for divorce in Connecticut.
Child support is set based on the state-mandated guidelines. Using a Connecticut child support calculator is best for determining the amount of child support to be paid. The child support calculator uses the child support guidelines prescribed by Connecticut law. [Connecticut General Statute § 46b-215b] and [Connecticut Agencies Regs. § 46b-251a-2c]. In the event that you and your spouse cannot agree on this issue, the court will use the same calculation as the basis for determining the support obligation. Our online divorce service provides you the child support calculator during your questionnaire.
Child support obligation in Connecticut generally ends when the child turns 18 years old. However, if the child is still attending high school, then child support will continue until graduation or the child turns 19, whichever occurs first. The most common way to pay child support is to have the amount deducted directly from the payor's wages.
Child Custody and Visitation
Legal Custody in Connecticut
There are two types of legal custody in Connecticut: Joint Custody and Sole Custody. This determines how decisions are made regarding the raising of the child. Legal custody is determined based exclusively on what is in the child's best interest. [Connecticut General Statute § 46b-56].
Joint Custody is where both parents have the right to participate in making the major decisions affecting the child.
Sole Custody is where only one parent has the right to make decisions affecting the child.
In Connecticut, it is presumed that joint custody is appropriate unless proven otherwise. [Connecticut General Statute § 46b-56].
Physical Custody in Connecticut
Physical custody says who the children will primarily reside with and the other parent will have visitation as discussed below.
In Connecticut, the non-custodial parent has the same visitation rights regardless of whether sole custody or joint custody is ordered in the divorce decree.
Under Connecticut law, visitation is any schedule agreed upon by both parents and can change any time both parents are in agreement. Basically, the parents are in control of visitation provided they both agree to it. It is only if the parents cannot agree that the state’s standard visitation schedule applies. Though many parents find it easier to just go by the standard visitation schedule provided under Connecticut law. This will be explained in more detail in your divorce papers.
Connecticut Online Divorce Forms
We only use divorce forms that have been approved by the Connecticut Supreme Court. As a result, our Connecticut divorce forms are guaranteed to be approved by any Connecticut court. Our software determines what forms are needed and how to correctly complete the documents based on the answers you provide when completing our online questionnaire. Our software is updated anytime there is a change in the Connecticut divorce laws. Our service makes getting an online divorce as seamless as possible and at a price that meets every budget.
Connecticut Divorce - FAQ
How long will my divorce take?
Short Answer: 91-120 days.
Detailed Answer: Connecticut has a mandatory 90-day waiting period that begins when the initial petition is filed. This means the court cannot finalize any dissolution until after this 90-day waiting period has expired. However, the actual time it takes will largely depend on how quickly you and your spouse complete and file all the necessary paperwork and the judge's schedule. Assuming there are no major hurdles, it is reasonable to expect your divorce to be finalized 91-120 days after filing the initial papers.
What documents are needed to file for divorce in Connecticut?
Short Answer: 1) Summons Family Actions, 2) Divorce Complaint and 3) Notice of Automatic Court Orders.
Detailed Answer: Additional documents are needed if spouses have minor children together. Our online divorce service will provide you all of the forms needed for the entire divorce process along with detailed instructions for every step. If you have any questions along the way, you may also schedule a call with one of our legal professionals who will walk you through the process.
How soon can I get remarried after my divorce is final?
Short Answer: Immediately.
Detailed Answer: Connecticut law does not have a mandatory waiting period between finalizing a divorce and when a party may marry another person.
Can I file for divorce in Connecticut if my spouse lives in another state?
Short Answer: Yes.
Detailed Answer: If your spouse lives outside of Connecticut, then as long as you satisfy the state's residency requirement, you may file in Connecticut.
How long do I need to live in Connecticut before I can file for divorce in the state?
Short Answer: Usually one (1) year.
Detailed Answer: Connecticut Residency Requirement: At least one spouse must be a resident of Connecticut for one (1) year prior to filing for divorce. If you have lived in the state for less than one year, but your spouse has lived in Connecticut for one year, then you may still file for divorce since residency requirement would be met based on your spouse's residency.
Why ReliableDivorce stands above other online divorce services:
Divorce Attorney Created Documents & Instructions: Our online divorce service, including all our divorce forms, instructions and questionnaires were created and are continuously operated by divorce attorneys.
Instant Divorce Documents: Your documents are completed in real time so you can file your papers today.
Dedicated Case Manager: Access to the legal professional assigned to your case who can walk you through every step of the process.
Court-Approved Forms: All our divorce forms are court-approved and guaranteed to be accepted by the court.
100% Money Back Guarantee: We guarantee our forms will be accepted by the court or we will refund 100% of your fee to use our service.
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Best Value: At $99, we have the lowest price complete online divorce service on the market.
Step-by-Step Instructions: We provide you detailed instructions for every step of the divorce process. If you are unsure or simply anxious about a step, you may schedule a call with your case manager who will walk you through any part of the process and answer any questions you may have.
Connecticut Counties Served
Fairfield, Hartford, Litchfield, Middlesex, New Haven, New London, Tolland, and Windham