At my office, I get a lot of common questions about Connecticut divorce. Going through a divorce is one of the defining moments of my clients’ lives. It is natural to feel nervous, scared, and unsure. If you are facing a Connecticut divorce and you feel overwhelmed, my office can help! Our attorneys have worked with Connecticut divorce before and can walk you through this process. On this page, I’ve compiled a list of some of the most commonly asked questions that we get as divorce lawyers. Check this information out to ease some of your fears about your divorce.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are There Fees Associated with Filing for Divorce?

Many people get concerned with financials if divorce is on the table. Generally, you can expect to pay a few hundred dollars in fees to the court if you are applying for divorce. There are some types of fees that the court can waive if you apply to have them waived, show that you cannot afford to pay them, and the court accepts your application.

Do I Need a Lawyer?

It is not necessary to have a lawyer represent you throughout a divorce; however, it can be very useful. A lawyer can help you navigate negotiations and the court system. They can also help you fill out paperwork and make sure that everything is in order for your divorce. If you are in need of a lawyer, our office is happy to help.

How Do I Obtain a Copy of My Divorce Decree?

In most cases, you can get this document at the courthouse where your divorce took place. Copies are generally available at the Judicial District Clerk’s Office. To get your divorce decree, make sure that you have your case docket number and case name available for the Court Clerk and ask for the judgement file. You will have to pay fees in order to get copies of the divorce decree.

Is There a Way to View My Case Online?

Papers filed in a divorce or another family case can’t be viewed online, but there might be a summary of your divorce in the family/civil case look up section. Divorce cases will remain on the court website for ten years.

Who is in Charge of Family Matters?

In most cases, a judge is in charge of family matters, but there are some situations where a family support magistrate makes decisions.

Getting Help

Navigating the Connecticut court system and the divorce process can be very stressful. You need to make sure that your interests are protected and that your divorce is filed and completed properly. The best way to do this is by contacting a divorce lawyer such as one at my firm. We can make sure that your divorce is handled properly and be your advocate throughout this process. Contact us for more information.