I have heard that Connecticut is a “no fault” divorce state. What does that mean?
No Fault Frank
Dear No Fault,
Yes, Connecticut is a “no fault divorce state. That means that when you file for divorce, you do not have to list a specific reason. Instead, you can just state that you and your spouse have irreconcilable differences with no hopes for reconciliation. Therefore, if your marriage did break down because of something (for example, adultery), while you can allege that, it very likely will not have an impact on your case. Of course, there are some extreme circumstances, often involving abuse, where it does have an impact the outcome of the divorce. However, in general, most of those issues will not arise unless you go to trial and need to “air the dirty laundry,” so to speak. If you have questions about strategy for your dissolution matter, or how/if/why certain documents can be subpoenaed, you should consult with an attorney.
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Very Truly Yours,
Wolf & Shore Law Group
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