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How Much Will a Divorce Cost in Connecticut?

It is not possible to determine out the outset how much a divorce will cost, and each case necessarily will be different.  There are, however, certain set fees associated with bringing a divorce action, including a $350 fee to file a complaint and $50 for service of the court papers.  Spouses with children are required to attend a parenting class, the fee for which is $125.  Other fees may be incurred for filing a counterclaim, for example, or for publishing a notice of the action in a newspaper, if the plaintiff cannot locate her spouse.  Many attorneys and experts involved litigating a divorce action charge hourly rates that can vary, sometimes widely.  These rates and the amount of time a lawyer must spend working on the matter will determine the ultimate cost for a divorce proceeding.

If you have any questions related to divorce in Connecticut, please contact Joseph C. Maya, Esq. at (203) 221-3100 or e-mail him directly at JMaya@Mayalaw.com.

What Is the Difference Between a Divorce and an Annulment in Connecticut?

In a divorce action, the court ultimately dissolves what was a valid and legal marriage.  In an annulment proceeding, a marriage is declared null and void, as if it had never happened, because it occurred under circumstances that made it legally void or voidable in the first place.  Grounds for annulment include that the marriage was between two parties where at least one party was already married, the marriage was performed without a license, or the marriage was performed by someone who was not authorized to do so.

If you have any questions related to divorce in Connecticut, please contact Joseph C. Maya, Esq. at (203) 221-3100 or e-mail him directly at JMaya@Mayalaw.com.