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What is a No-Fault Divorce?

“No Fault Divorce”

Connecticut is a no fault state for divorce. What does this mean?
Years ago, courts required a reason for divorce. If you did not meet the requirements, you may be denied. Fault grounds for divorce include adultery and abuse.

In 1973, Connecticut ADDED the no fault option; allowing couples to seek a divorce because of an “irrevocable breakdown of the marriage.” Neither party has to prove the other is at fault, for the breakdown of the marriage.

This means, couples now can file for divorce either for fault, or NO fault. This gives couples more options to a dissolve a marriage.

Make sure you understand the requirements and consequences of all options.

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