Connecticut Divorce Records

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Are Connecticut divorce records publicly accessible?

In Connecticut, divorce records are open for the public to see. Anyone can access these documents by visiting their local courthouse (or its official website) and filing a request. However, there are a few exceptions. For example, if the information is considered sensitive or potentially harmful to the parties involved, you may not be able to access it due to security and privacy reasons.

How to find a divorce record in Connecticut?

The first thing you should do is look at the website of the court in Connecticut. There you will know whether or not they maintain records of divorce cases online, whether they have the functionality for you to search divorce records in the state, and how you can access these records. Or if you know the county where the divorce took place, you can do that on the county court website.

Here you’ll find the official portals to the Connecticut divorce record database:

 

What information does a Connecticut divorce record contain?

A divorce record in Connecticut will contain all the documents created during the divorce, including the divorce certificate (a document that states the dissolution of a marriage), and the divorce decree (a court order that is issued by a judge to officially end a marriage). It will also include all the related files and a summary of the issues that were contested in the divorce proceedings.

Divorce records in Connecticut usually contain information about the divorce process, such as:

  • Date of marriage
  • Date of divorce
  • Names of spouses
  • Name and address of the court where the divorce was filed
  • Name and address of attorney for one or both parties
 

What are divorce certificates in Connecticut?

A Connecticut divorce certificate is a legal document that is to prove the dissolution of a marriage. It contains where and when the divorce took place, and the names of both parties involved, giving the viewer the basic information of this divorce. It is not prepared by a court. Instead it is issued by the government body in Connecticut that keeps the records of divorce, and can be used as a simple proof of divorce. In addition to showing someone you have been divorced, a divorce certificate can also be used to obtain new identification documents, change your last name, get remarried, and more

What are divorce decrees in Connecticut?

In Connecticut, a divorce decree is a legal document that is filed with the court and finalizes the divorce.It is usually granted by the judge when the case has been heard and decided on, and may contain information such as:

  • The date of the divorce
  • The names of both spouses
  • The custody arrangements for any children
  • Spousal support payments
 

There are different ways to find a divorce decree in Connecticut. You can go to the clerk’s office to request a copy of this document, or search for it through the online legal database.