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JOINT PETITION -
(DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE)
JD-FM-242 Rev. 10-15
("X" all that apply)
STATE OF CONNECTICUT
petition or before the divorce will become final.
planning to live here permanently.
At least one petitioner has lived in Connecticut for at least 12 months immediately before the filing of this divorce joint
At least one petitioner lived in Connecticut at the time of the marriage, moved away, and then returned to Connecticut,
The marriage broke down after at least one petitioner moved to Connecticut.
Location of marriage (Town and State or Country)
Date of marriage
Judicial District of
Name of Petitioner A (Last, First, Middle Initial)
Name of Petitioner B (Last, First, Middle Initial)
Birth name of Petitioner A (If different from above) Birth name of Petitioner B (If different from above)
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Complete this form and have it notarized. Attach: (1) a Financial Affidavit (form JD-FM-6-SHORT or
JD-FM-6-LONG) from each petitioner, (2) Notice of Automatic Orders (form JD-FM-158), and (3) a completed
Appearance (form JD-CL-12) from each petitioner. If you have a settlement agreement (form JD-FM-243) that
you are asking the court to include in the divorce decree, you must also file that agreement with this joint
petition. After you file this form and before the court orders a divorce decree, if either petitioner wants to stop
this nonadversarial process, a petitioner must file with the clerk a Notice of Revocation (form JD-FM-245).
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Address of Petitioner A (Number, street, town, state, and zip code)
Address of Petitioner B (Number, street, town, state, and zip code)
Phone number of Petitioner B
Phone number of Petitioner A
As of the time of filing of the joint petition in this action, the petitioners attest that the following conditions exist:
1. The marriage has broken down irretrievably;
2. The duration of the marriage does not exceed 8 years;
3. Neither petitioner is pregnant;
4. No children were born to or adopted by the petitioners prior to, or during, the marriage;
5. Neither petitioner has any interest or title in real property;
6. The total combined fair market value of all property owned by either petitioner, excluding all encumbrances, is less than
7. Neither petitioner has a defined benefit pension plan;
8. Neither petitioner has a pending petition for relief under the United States Bankruptcy Code;
9. Neither petitioner is applying for or receiving benefits pursuant to Title XIX of the Social Security Act;
10. No other action for dissolution of marriage, civil union, legal separation or annulment is pending in this state or in a foreign
11. A restraining order, issued pursuant to section 46b-15 of the Connecticut General Statutes, or a protective order, issued
pursuant to section 46b-38c of the Connecticut General Statutes, between the petitioners is not in effect.
Note: After the filing of the joint petition and before the court enters a divorce decree, if a change occurs to any of the
conditions listed above, one or both of the petitioners shall notify the court immediately of the changed condition.