In Connecticut, divorce petitioners begin the process by filing a motion. The divorce motion starts with the delivery of the summons and the divorce agreement to their spouse. It is necessary for an officer of the court to serve the defendant and confirm the delivery. A divorce attorney helps the petitioner start the process by making these arrangements.
The Divorce Agreement
The divorce agreement defines the choices of the couple. It starts with the division of the marital estate. Typically, the marital estate consists of properties in which the couple accumulated during the marriage. Each party is entitled to 50% of these properties and assets. In some agreements, the couple may choose to sell certain assets and split the proceeds.
Any property that either party owned before the marriage reverts back to the original owner. However, if the marital home was owned by either party previously, it is possible for …