§ 46b-40 Grounds for dissolution of marriage; legal separation; annulment
§ 46b-41 Complaint includes cross-complaints or cross actions
§ 46b-42 Jurisdiction
§ 46b-43 Capacity of minor to prosecute or defend
§ 46b-44 Residency requirement
§ 46b-44a Filing of joint petition for nonadversarial dissolution of marriage. Procedure
§ 46b-44b Revocation of joint petition for nonadversarial dissolution of marriage. Effect
§ 46b-44c Disposition of nonadversarial dissolution of marriage; entry of decree of dissolution of marriage
§ 46b-44d Review of settlement agreement in nonadversarial dissolution of marriage. Appearance of parties required; exceptions. Matters placed on the regular family docket
§ 46b-45 Service and filing of complaint and appearance. Waiver of service
§ 46b-45a Allegation of pregnancy in pleadings. Disagreement as to parentage. Hearing
§ 46b-46 Notice to nonresident party. Jurisdiction over nonresident for alimony and support
§ 46b-47 Complaint for dissolution of marriage on ground of confinement for mental illness; procedure
§ 46b-48 Dissolution of marriage or annulment upon conviction of crime against chastity; procedure
§ 46b-49 Private hearing
§ 46b-50 Number of witnesses in uncontested action
§ 46b-51 Stipulation of parties and finding of irretrievable breakdown
§ 46b-52 Recrimination and condonation abolished
§ 46b-53 Conciliation procedures; privileged communications
§ 46b-53a Mediation program for persons filing for dissolution of marriage. Privileged communications
§ 46b-54 Appointment of counsel or guardian ad litem for a minor child. Duties. Best interests of the child
§ 46b-55 Attorney General as party to action
§ 46b-56 Orders re custody, care, education, visitation and support of children. Best interests of the child. Access to records of minor child by noncustodial parent. Orders re therapy, counseling and drug or alcohol screening
§ 46b-56a Joint custody. Definition. Presumption. Conciliation. Parental responsibility plan. Modification of orders
§ 46b-56b Presumption re best interest of child to be in custody of parent
§ 46b-56c Educational support orders
§ 46b-56d Relocation of parent with minor child. Burden of proof. Factors considered by court
§ 46b-56e Orders of custody or visitation re children of deploying parent
§ 46b-56f Emergency ex parte order of custody
§ 46b-57 Third party intervention re custody of minor children. Preference of child
§ 46b-58 Custody, maintenance and education of adopted children
§ 46b-59 Petition for right of visitation with minor child. Order for payment of fees
§ 46b-59a Mediation of disputes re enforcement of visitation rights
§ 46b-59b Court may not grant visitation to parent convicted of murder. Exception
§ 46b-60 Orders re children and alimony in annulment cases
§ 46b-61 Orders re children where parents live separately. Filing of accompanying documents
§ 46b-62 Orders for payment of attorney’s fees and fees of guardian ad litem in certain actions. Limitations on orders for payment of fees to counsel or guardian ad litem for a minor child. Methodology for calculating fees on sliding-scale basis
§ 46b-63 Restoration of birth name or former name of spouse
§ 46b-64 Orders of court prior to return day of complaint
§ 46b-65 Filing of declaration to no longer be legally separated. Dissolution of marriage after entry of decree of legal separation
§ 46b-66 Review of final agreement; incorporation into decree. Arbitration
§ 46b-66a Order of court re conveyance of title to real property. Effect of decree
§ 46b-67 Waiting period. Filing of motion to waive waiting period; nonappearing defendant. Effect of decree
§ 46b-68 Reports to Department of Public Health re dissolutions of marriage and annulments
§ 46b-69 Statutes applicable to matrimonial actions
§ 46b-69a Wage executions and earning assignments
§ 46b-69b Parenting education program
§ 46b-69c Advisory committee. Recommendations to Judicial Department
§ 46b-70 Foreign matrimonial judgment defined
§ 46b-71 Filing of foreign matrimonial judgment; enforcement in this state
§ 46b-72 Notification of filing
§ 46b-73 Stay of enforcement; modifications; hearing
§ 46b-74 Right to action on judgment unimpaired
§ 46b-75 Uniformity of interpretation
§ 46b-80 Prejudgment remedies available; lis pendens; notice; effect
§ 46b-81 Assignment of property and transfer of title
§ 46b-82 Alimony
§ 46b-83 Alimony, support and use of family home or other residential dwelling unit awarded pendente lite. Voluntary leaving of family home by one parent
§ 46b-84 Parents’ obligation for maintenance of minor child. Order for health insurance coverage
§ 46b-85 Order for support of mentally ill spouse
§ 46b-86 Modification of alimony or support orders and judgments
§ 46b-87 Contempt of orders
§ 46b-87a Forms and instructions for application for contempt order based on violation of visitation order
§ 46b-88 National Medical Support Notice. Duties of issuing agency, employer and administrator of group health plan

Terms Used In Connecticut General Statutes > Chapter 815j - Dissolution of Marriage, Legal Separation and Annulment

  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • another: may extend and be applied to communities, companies, corporations, public or private, limited liability companies, societies and associations. See Connecticut General Statutes 1-1
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Bankruptcy: Refers to statutes and judicial proceedings involving persons or businesses that cannot pay their debts and seek the assistance of the court in getting a fresh start. Under the protection of the bankruptcy court, debtors may discharge their debts, perhaps by paying a portion of each debt. Bankruptcy judges preside over these proceedings.
  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • domestic violence: means : (1) A continuous threat of present physical pain or physical injury against a family or household member, as defined in §. See Connecticut General Statutes 46b-1
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Fair market value: The price at which an asset would change hands in a transaction between a willing, informed buyer and a willing, informed seller.
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • intellectual disability: means a significant limitation in intellectual functioning existing concurrently with deficits in adaptive behavior that originated during the developmental period before eighteen years of age. See Connecticut General Statutes 1-1g
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • oath: shall include affirmations in cases where by law an affirmation may be used for an oath, and, in like cases, the word "swear" shall include the word "affirm". See Connecticut General Statutes 1-1
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Pleadings: Written statements of the parties in a civil case of their positions. In the federal courts, the principal pleadings are the complaint and the answer.
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Public defender: Represent defendants who can't afford an attorney in criminal matters.
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Reporter: Makes a record of court proceedings and prepares a transcript, and also publishes the court's opinions or decisions (in the courts of appeals).
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • succeeding: when used by way of reference to any section or sections, mean the section or sections next preceding, next following or next succeeding, unless some other section is expressly designated in such reference. See Connecticut General Statutes 1-1
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.