Form JD-FM-159 "Divorce Complaint (Dissolution of Marriage)" - Connecticut

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DIVORCE COMPLAINT
CROSS COMPLAINT CODE ONLY
STATE OF CONNECTICUT
(DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE)
SUPERIOR COURT
CRSCMP
JD-FM-159 Rev. 10-18
www.jud.ct.gov
C.G.S. §§ 46b-40, 46b-56c, 46b-84, P.A. 18-14
ADA NOTICE
P.B. § 25-2, et seq.
The Judicial Branch of the State of
Connecticut
complies
with
the
Complaint: Complete this form. Attach a completed Summons (JD-FM-3), a Notice of Automatic
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If
Court Orders (JD-FM-158) and a blank Appearance (JD-CL-12).
you need a reasonable accommodation
in accordance with the ADA, contact a
Amended Complaint
court clerk or an ADA contact person
Cross Complaint: Complete this form and attach to the Answer (JD-FM-160) unless it is already filed.
listed at www.jud.ct.gov/ADA.
Judicial District of
At (Town)
Return date (Month, day, year)
Docket number
Plaintiff's name (Last, First, Middle Initial)
Defendant's name (Last, First, Middle Initial)
1. Plaintiff's birth name (If different from above)
2. Defendant's birth name (If different from above)
3. a. Date of marriage
4. Town and State, or Country where marriage took place
3. b. Date of civil union that merged into marriage by
subsequent ceremony or
by operation of law
5. ("X" all that apply)
The ("X" one)
plaintiff
defendant
has lived in Connecticut for at least 12 months immediately
before the filing of this divorce complaint or before the divorce will become final.
The ("X" one)
plaintiff
defendant
lived in Connecticut at the time of the marriage, moved away, and
then returned to Connecticut, planning to live here permanently.
The marriage broke down after
the ("X" one)
plaintiff
defendant
moved to Connecticut.
6. A divorce is being sought because: ("X" all that apply)
This marriage has broken down irretrievably.
Other (must be reason(s) listed in section 46b-40(c) of the Connecticut General Statutes):
"X" and complete all that apply for items 6-13. Attach additional sheets if needed.
7.
No children were born to either the plaintiff or defendant after the date of this marriage.
8.
There are no children of this marriage under the age of 23.
9.
The following children are either: (a) the biological and/or adoptive children of both of the parties, or (b) have been
born to one of the parties on or after the date of the marriage and are claimed to be children of the marriage.
(List only children who have not yet reached the age of 23.)
Name of child (First, Middle Initial, Last)
Date of birth (Month, day, year)
10.
The following children were born on or after the date of the marriage to the ("X" all that apply)
plaintiff
defendant
and are not children of the other party to this marriage.
(List only children who have not yet reached the age of 23.)
Name of child (First, Middle Initial, Last)
Date of birth (Month, day, year)
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DIVORCE COMPLAINT
CROSS COMPLAINT CODE ONLY
STATE OF CONNECTICUT
(DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE)
SUPERIOR COURT
CRSCMP
JD-FM-159 Rev. 10-18
www.jud.ct.gov
C.G.S. §§ 46b-40, 46b-56c, 46b-84, P.A. 18-14
ADA NOTICE
P.B. § 25-2, et seq.
The Judicial Branch of the State of
Connecticut
complies
with
the
Complaint: Complete this form. Attach a completed Summons (JD-FM-3), a Notice of Automatic
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If
Court Orders (JD-FM-158) and a blank Appearance (JD-CL-12).
you need a reasonable accommodation
in accordance with the ADA, contact a
Amended Complaint
court clerk or an ADA contact person
Cross Complaint: Complete this form and attach to the Answer (JD-FM-160) unless it is already filed.
listed at www.jud.ct.gov/ADA.
Judicial District of
At (Town)
Return date (Month, day, year)
Docket number
Plaintiff's name (Last, First, Middle Initial)
Defendant's name (Last, First, Middle Initial)
1. Plaintiff's birth name (If different from above)
2. Defendant's birth name (If different from above)
3. a. Date of marriage
4. Town and State, or Country where marriage took place
3. b. Date of civil union that merged into marriage by
subsequent ceremony or
by operation of law
5. ("X" all that apply)
The ("X" one)
plaintiff
defendant
has lived in Connecticut for at least 12 months immediately
before the filing of this divorce complaint or before the divorce will become final.
The ("X" one)
plaintiff
defendant
lived in Connecticut at the time of the marriage, moved away, and
then returned to Connecticut, planning to live here permanently.
The marriage broke down after
the ("X" one)
plaintiff
defendant
moved to Connecticut.
6. A divorce is being sought because: ("X" all that apply)
This marriage has broken down irretrievably.
Other (must be reason(s) listed in section 46b-40(c) of the Connecticut General Statutes):
"X" and complete all that apply for items 6-13. Attach additional sheets if needed.
7.
No children were born to either the plaintiff or defendant after the date of this marriage.
8.
There are no children of this marriage under the age of 23.
9.
The following children are either: (a) the biological and/or adoptive children of both of the parties, or (b) have been
born to one of the parties on or after the date of the marriage and are claimed to be children of the marriage.
(List only children who have not yet reached the age of 23.)
Name of child (First, Middle Initial, Last)
Date of birth (Month, day, year)
10.
The following children were born on or after the date of the marriage to the ("X" all that apply)
plaintiff
defendant
and are not children of the other party to this marriage.
(List only children who have not yet reached the age of 23.)
Name of child (First, Middle Initial, Last)
Date of birth (Month, day, year)
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If there is a court order regarding custody or support for any child listed above, name the child(ren) below and specify
11.
the person or agency awarded custody or ordered to pay support:
Child's name
Name of person or agency awarded custody
Name of person ordered to pay support
Child's name
Name of person or agency awarded custody
Name of person ordered to pay support
Child's name
Name of person or agency awarded custody
Name of person ordered to pay support
12. The ("X" all that apply)
plaintiff
defendant
or any of the child(ren) listed above have received from the
State of Connecticut:
financial support
("X" one)
Yes
No
Do not know
HUSKY Health Insurance
("X" one)
Yes
No
Do not know
If yes, you must send a copy of the Summons, Complaint, Notice of Automatic Court Orders and any other documents
filed with this Complaint to the Assistant Attorney General, 55 Elm Street, Hartford, CT 06106, and file the Certification
of Notice (JD-FM-175) with the court clerk.
13.
The ("X" all that apply)
plaintiff
defendant
is pregnant with a child due to be born on
.
(date)
The other parent of this unborn child is the
plaintiff or
defendant
unknown
not the plaintiff
not the defendant.
14.
The ("X" all that apply)
plaintiff
defendant
or any of the child(ren) listed above has received financial support
from a city or town in Connecticut. ("X" one)
Yes
(City or town:
)
No
Do not know.
If yes, send a copy of the Summons, Complaint, Notice of Automatic Court Orders and
any other documents filed with this Complaint to the City Clerk of the town providing assistance and file the Certification
of Notice (JD-FM-175) with the court clerk.
The Court is asked to order: ("X" all that apply)
A divorce (dissolution of marriage).
Regarding Parental Decision-making Responsibility:
Sole custody.
A fair division of property and debts.
Joint legal custody.
Alimony.
A parenting responsibility plan which includes a plan for the
parental decision-making regarding the minor child(ren).
Child Support.
AND
An order regarding the post-majority
Regarding Physical Custody:
educational support of the child(ren).
Primary residence with:
Visitation.
Name change to:
A parenting responsibility plan which includes a plan for the
schedule of physical care of the minor child(ren).
And anything else the Court deems fair.
Signature
Print name of person signing
Date signed
Address
Juris number (If applicable)
Telephone (Area code first)
If this is an Amended Complaint or a Cross Complaint, you must mail or deliver a copy to anyone who has filed
an appearance and you must complete the certification below.
Certification
I certify that a copy of this document was or will immediately be mailed or delivered electronically or non-electronically on
(date)
to all attorneys and self-represented parties of record and that written consent for electronic delivery was
received from all attorneys and self-represented parties of record who received or will immediately be receiving electronic delivery.
Name and address of each party and attorney that copy was or will be mailed or delivered to*
*If necessary, attach additional sheet or sheets with name and address which the copy was or will be mailed or delivered to.
Signed (Signature of filer)
Print or type name of person signing
Date signed
u
Mailing address (Number, street, town, state and zip code)
Telephone number
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