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What is nonadversarial divorce?

On Behalf of | Sep 29, 2022 | Divorce, Family Law |

If you wish to divorce quickly without drawing out the process, then you may want to consider a nonadversarial divorce.

The Connecticut Judicial Branch explains this type of divorce process involves completing the process much more quickly than going through the standard process. It also does not require you to go before a judge.

How it works

A nonadversarial divorce allows you to move through the process of dissolving your marriage contract in only about 35 days. Sometimes, it may take less time. You also will not have to go to court because you can handle everything needed outside of the courtroom.

To file, you will have to complete the specific forms for this type of divorce that you will get online or at the court service center or clerk’s office.


To get a nonadversarial divorce, you must meet specific eligibility requirements. You cannot have children together or currently have a pregnancy. You must have little to no real estate and the property you do have must be worth under $80,000. Your marriage must have been nine years or less in length. You cannot have a protective order active, pending bankruptcy, other divorce action in place or defined benefit pension plans.

The requirements help to ensure you have a simple case that will not require the court’s interference. They also are intended to make sure you can come to an agreement without the need for a judge.

Essentially, if you have a simple situation where you and your spouse are both ready to end the marriage, then you may want to consider a nonadversarial divorce.