What are the Automatic Orders in a Connecticut Divorce Case?

The Automatic Orders apply to both parties going through a divorce. The Automatic Orders go into effect for the person filing for divorce when the divorce complaint is signed. For the person being served with divorce papers, the Automatic Orders go into effect once that person is served.

In cases involving children, the Automatic Orders provide that neither party can permanently remove the children from Connecticut.

The Automatic Orders also state that neither party in a divorce can sell, transfer, remove, or dispose of assets without the consent of the other party in writing or an Order of the Court. There is an exception that parties can use assets for customary household expenses or for reasonable attorneys’ fees in connection with the divorce.

Under the Automatic Orders, each party must maintain the existing insurance coverage for the family.

These are just some examples of what the Automatic Orders cover. Failure to abide by the Automatic Orders can result in being found in contempt by the Court.