Mariani Reck Lane, LLC
860-910-1048 Call

Waiver for Waiting Period: Quick Divorces in Connecticut

Nonadversarial Divorce

The length of time it takes to finalize a divorce is influenced by the parties and how amenable they are to working together. Until recently, even if the parties wanted to expedite the divorce, Connecticut required a 90-day waiting or "cooling off" period. Fortunately, a relatively new law allows parties to waive the 90-day waiting period. This "Nonadversarial Divorce Law", was covered in The New Haven Register when it reported on the changes in the law last year, noting that some couples are now afforded "simpler and quicker" divorces.

Qualifying for a Speedy Divorce

The law came into effect on October 1, 2015. Very few Connecticut residents realize that the 90-day waiver exists. To waive the period, the parties must have a dissolution of marriage agreement in place. Any agreement must address all aspects of the divorce. This is made clear on the Motion to Waive Statutory Time Period Form posted on the Judicial Branch website.

The motion to waive the statutory time period differs from another newly available expedited divorce option. Without an agreement to waive the 90 days, Parties may obtain a divorce in 35 days or less if they meet certain eligibility factors. These factors include being married 8 years or less, and having a total property value of less than $35,000. Most couples' situation will not meet these requirements. Couples who have an agreement and wish to expedite their divorce, but have a longer marriage and/or more assets can simply sign an agreement to proceed to judgment prior to the 90-day period. Recently, the Connecticut Bar Association published a video featuring Attorney Jonathan Lane, highlighting the criteria associated with Nonadversarial divorces in Connecticut.

Every divorce is different There is no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to your divorce. Some parties may benefit from a 90-day waiting period due to the complexity of the issues to be resolved. Others may be better served by finalizing their case in a fraction of that time. With either option, it is important to retain counsel familiar with all aspects of divorce law. Only a licensed Connecticut attorney can properly help you navigate the murky waters of divorce. The attorneys at Mariani Reck Lane, LLC benefit from years of experience, including in collaborative divorce and mediation. Call us today at 860-443-5023 to set up a consultation.

Nonadversarial Divorce

The length of time it takes to finalize a divorce is influenced by the parties and how amenable they are to working together. Until recently, even if the parties wanted to expedite the divorce, Connecticut required a 90-day waiting or "cooling off" period. Fortunately, a relatively new law allows parties to waive the 90-day waiting period. This "Nonadversarial Divorce Law", was covered in The New Haven Register when it reported on the changes in the law last year, noting that some couples are now afforded "simpler and quicker" divorces.

Qualifying for a Speedy Divorce

The law came into effect on October 1, 2015. Very few Connecticut residents realize that the 90-day waiver exists. To waive the period, the parties must have a dissolution of marriage agreement in place. Any agreement must address all aspects of the divorce. This is made clear on the Motion to Waive Statutory Time Period Form posted on the Judicial Branch website.

The motion to waive the statutory time period differs from another newly available expedited divorce option. Without an agreement to waive the 90 days, Parties may obtain a divorce in 35 days or less if they meet certain eligibility factors. These factors include being married 8 years or less, and having a total property value of less than $35,000. Most couples' situation will not meet these requirements. Couples who have an agreement and wish to expedite their divorce, but have a longer marriage and/or more assets can simply sign an agreement to proceed to judgment prior to the 90-day period. Recently, the Connecticut Bar Association published a video featuring Attorney Jonathan Lane, highlighting the criteria associated with Nonadversarial divorces in Connecticut.

Every divorce is different There is no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to your divorce. Some parties may benefit from a 90-day waiting period due to the complexity of the issues to be resolved. Others may be better served by finalizing their case in a fraction of that time. With either option, it is important to retain counsel familiar with all aspects of divorce law. Only a licensed Connecticut attorney can properly help you navigate the murky waters of divorce. The attorneys at Mariani Reck Lane, LLC benefit from years of experience, including in collaborative divorce and mediation. Call us today at 860-443-5023 to set up a consultation.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Our Accolades Speak For Us

How Can We Help You?

To set up an initial consultation, call our New London office at 860-910-1048 or contact us using the form to the right.

Office Location

Mariani Reck Lane, LLC
83 Broad Street
New London, CT 06320

Phone: 860-910-1048
Fax: 860-443-8897
New London Personal Injury Office