What Factors Are Considered When Dividing Property in a Connecticut Divorce?

Property division factors in Connecticut divorcesThe Connecticut property division statute lists the factors to be considered by the court when dividing property in a divorce.  These factors are considered in no fault divorces as well as for fault divorces.

The court considers all of these factors, and there is no indication that any single factor is more important than any other factor.  Instead, the court has the discretion to weigh these factors based upon the individual circumstances of each case.

Divorce Judges Consider These Factors  When Dividing Property

The property division factors to be considered by Connecticut divorce courts include:

  • The length of the marriage
  • The causes for the annulment, dissolution of the marriage or legal separation

And each spouse’s respective:

  • Age
  • Health
  • Station
  • Occupation
  • Amount and sources of income
  • Earning capacity
  • Vocational skills
  • Education
  • Employability
  • Estate
  • Needs
  • Opportunity for future acquisition of capital assets and income.
  • Contribution in the acquisition, preservation or appreciation in value of their respective estates

The Comprehensive Connecticut Alimony Guide

To learn more about how the alimony factors work, read our alimony guide.  Alimony is one of the most important issues in family law.  And, it’s one of the most confusing.  There are no set formulas or rules on (1) whether there will be alimony, and, if so, (2) how it’s calculated or (3) how long it will last.  The good news is that this means there is tremendous flexibility to craft an individualized approach.  In order to prepare to make solid and informed decisions, you need to understand how alimony works. Our Comprehensive Connecticut Alimony Guide tells you everything you need to know about alimony in Connecticut.

Read: Alimony: The Comprehensive Connecticut Guide

Next Steps

To start making a plan for your divorce or post judgment modification, reach out.  Our first step at Freed Marcroft, the Goals & Planning Conference, is designed to get to the heart of your problem and unveil your true goals.  We analyze those goals, plus the facts of your case, and present you with recommendations and options to move forward.

Schedule your Goals & Planning Conference today, or contact us either here or by phone at 860-560-8160.

Written by Meghan Freed