Fault plays less of a role in modern divorce than people think; courts and lawyers are more focused on how the finances and other issues can be handled fairly and equitably.
It requires about a year to a year and 1/2, and sometimes longer, for parties to finalize their divorces under the traditional model. Connecticut is referred to as an "all property equitable distribution state." In Connecticut, the Court has the power to "assign to either the husband or wife all or any part of the estate of the other." Conn. without order of a judicial authority." Once the case starts, however, either party may file a motion for exclusive use of the home and the judge will make a decision as to who should occupy the home until the case is decided. to either of the parties as is just and equitable without regard to the respective interests of the parties in the property." Conn. Because mortgage financing is more difficult, sometimes the only option is to retain joint interest in the home and continue joint liability on the mortgage, with the goal to sell at a future date and divide the net proceeds.
"The court may also award exclusive use of the family home . unvested stock options can be part of the marital estate and can be distributed by the Court at the time of dissolution.
Spouses In Connecticut do not need to prove "grounds" in order to obtain a divorce.
The Court will issue a judgment of divorce on the ground that the marriage has "irretrievably broken down." People refer to this as a "no-fault" divorce.
Fault can be considered by the court, however, in determining the financial orders (alimony and assignment of property).
Fault generally makes a difference in the court's award when the fault is substantial and it substantially contributes to the breakdown of the marriage or the loss of marital assets.
Some valuation methods require the services of an expert economist or financial analyst.
Evaluation services can be expensive and sometimes less precise fractional methods may be acceptable to the parties.
There are a number of requirements to qualify, including: the couple has no children, neither owns a home, assets are less than ,000, neither party has a traditional pension.