Separation Agreements

Using the services of a Connecticut attorney for separation agreements

A legal separation resolves marital issues for many couples in Connecticut. An alternative to divorce, couples can file for legal separation if:

  • The marriage is “irretrievably broken.”
  • Both parties have lived apart for 18 months (continuous).
  • There’s no chance the couple will get back together.


Like divorce, you must file for a legal separation on fault or no-fault grounds.

As you can see, the process can be complicated, and it’s a good idea to enlist the services of a family law attorney who has experience in these matters. Just like a divorce, a legal separation can bring many challenges.

What are the Benefits of Legal Separation in Connecticut?

First, it’s important to differentiate between separation and legal separation. Although a couple has broken up in both of these circumstances, Connecticut courts only recognize a formal legal separation, where the appropriate paperwork is filed.

Most couples in Connecticut deliberate about the best course of action in their circumstances: divorce or separation. For many couples, separation provides them with some of the financial benefits of marriage like Social Security, making it a better option than divorce. However, it’s wise to speak to a family law attorney to find out the best plan of action in your situation.

What is a Separation Agreement in Connecticut?

A separation agreement outlines all of the financial and shared parenting arrangements for your legal separation.

Your agreement might include details about:


You and your ex-partner will need to negotiate the terms of your agreement and, sometimes, compromises will need to be made. A family law attorney with experience of legal separations will support you during this often-stressful time. A good attorney will be highly skilled in the preparation of these documents.

Do you need to create a separation agreement? Call (860) 357-9158 or click here to speak to a family law attorney who deals with these complex issues. 


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