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Connecticut Property Division

Connecticut is an equitable distribution state, meaning the Connecticut divorce court has the power to assign the spouses any part of the other spouse's estate. In property distribution, equitable means what the divorce courts consider to be fair, not equal.

The Connecticut divorce court uses the following factors when determining property division in divorce:

  • Length of marriage
  • Connecticut grounds for divorce sited in the petition
  • Age, health, station of each spouse
  • Occupation, vocational skills and employability
  • Estate
  • Liability and special needs of the spouses
  • Amount and source of income and future earning capacity
  • Prospect for future acquisition of assets and income

A local Connecticut divorce lawyer can explain how the circumstances of your divorce will affect property distribution between you and your spouse. Find out how to protect your assets and property by connecting with a Connecticut divorce attorney near you. Call 877-349-1310 or fill out a Connecticut divorce case review form today to get legal advice on handing your divorce.

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The above synopsis of Connecticut divorce laws is by no means all-inclusive and has been adapted from applicable state laws. These laws may have changed since our last update and there may be additional laws that apply in your situation. For the latest information on these divorce laws, please contact a local Connecticut divorce lawyer in your area.

Connecticut divorce laws were last updated May 2009.

Note: Keep in mind that all divorce laws are complex. If you need legal divorce advice or want to fully understand how these laws affect you, please speak with a local divorce attorney.