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Connecticut Residency Requirement

Most states have state residency requirements for divorce. Under Connecticut divorce law, a couple may enter a divorce or legal separation decree if one of the spouses has been a resident of the state for as least one year before filing for divorce or before the date of the decree.

The Connecticut divorce courts will also accept a divorce decree if one of the spouses was domiciled in the state at the time of the marriage and returned to the state with the intention to remain permanently before filing the divorce petition. You may also file for divorce in Connecticut if the cause for the divorce happened after either spouse moved into the state.

The different between being a resident and domiciled in Connecticut can be tricky to understand. With help from a local Connecticut divorce lawyer, you can find out if you meet the requirements to have established residency or domicile. Get legal divorce advice about meeting residency requirements, as well as other state requirements by speaking with a Connecticut divorce attorney near you. Call 877-349-1310 or fill out a Connecticut divorce case review form and find out how Connecticut divorce law may affect 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 law was 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.