You Have Questions – We Have Answers
Deciding to divorce is never easy. But with MeehanLaw, LLC, on your side, we can answer any questions that you encounter. Our team resolves clients’ complex family law problems ranging from asset division to child custody.
Here, we have compiled a brief list of some of the questions that we frequently hear at our Bridgeport and Westport offices. We hope that it gives you a few of the answers you need.
If I file for divorce, when can I actually get divorced?
There are two options for finalizing a divorce. The first is for the spouses to reach a mutually satisfactory agreement through negotiation, mediation or collaborative law. The other is to go to trial and receive a divorce decree from a judge. Either of these options will legally end your marriage.
How long does the divorce process take in Connecticut?
Every divorce is unique. Some uncontested divorces with simple assets take only a few weeks. Contested divorces with complex assets may drag on for years. The average divorce lasts for several months.
What are grounds for divorce in Connecticut?
Our state offers no-fault divorce. This means that you do not need to prove fault to file for divorce. If you do wish to file an at-fault divorce, the grounds include:
- Fraudulent contract
- Willful desertion for at least 12 months
- At least seven years of absence from the marriage
- Habitual intemperance
- Intolerable cruelty
- Imprisonment of one spouse
- One spouse was confined to a mental institution for at least five years
Demonstrating these faults in court is not easy, but MeehanLaw, LLC, can help you do it.
How is property divided in Connecticut?
Connecticut is an equitable property state. The court will divide all marital assets in an equitable manner between spouses. This does not necessarily mean the division will be 50-50. Judges consider factors such as each spouses’ income and contribution to the marriage. Because there is so much leeway, it is wise to have an attorney advocating for you.
Do You Have More Questions? Ask Us.
We are happy to answer more questions and address any concerns you have about the divorce process. Schedule an initial consultation at one of our two convenient office locations. Contact our Bridgeport office at 203-664-8059 or contact our Westport location at 203-989-2949. You can also use our online contact form.