Divorce Basics: Filing and Associate Fees

What are filing and other associated fees within a divorce action?

What should I expect to pay for when filing for divorce? A divorce litigant, even one who represents himself or herself, should be prepared to pay certain court costs for the privilege of utilizing the court system. The filing fee to start an action is $350.00. A state marshal will be needed to serve the summons and complaint on your spouse in all cases, and rates for service generally range from $50.00 to $100.00, depending on the method of service and the number of attempts. If there are minor children of the marriage, once the action is commenced, both parties will be required to participate in a Parenting Education Class at a cost of $125.00 per person.

If you have any questions about divorce in Connecticut, please contact Joseph Maya at 203-221-3100 or by email at JMaya@mayalaw.com.