Property Divisions – Assets & Liabilities

Connecticut is not a community property state. Marital property is distributed in a manner that the court finds fair but not necessarily equal. The court may assign to either spouse all or any part of the estate of the other. Property deemed to be marital is distributed between the spouses in a manner that the court determines to be fair and equitable based upon the statutory criteria: length of the marriage, causes of the dissolution, age, health, station, occupation, amount and sources of income, earning capacity, vocational skills, education, employability, estate, liabilities and needs of each of the parties, and the opportunity for the future acquisition of capital assets and income.