A new chapter begins. Charles & Boni-Vendola, LLC is pleased and proud to announce that Corrine Boni-Vendola has been appointed by the State of Connecticut as a Superior Court Judge. While we will miss her in the daily trenches, we could not be happier for or prouder of Corrine. She will be sworn in today, March 26, 2024, and we look forward to seeing her on the bench continuing her work in the legal system.

With Corrine’s departure, we will be continuing as a new partnership, Charles & Concilio, PC. Nicole Concilio, who has been an attorney for 20 years and has worked with Corrine and Marianne for 17 of those years, going forward will be a named partner. She is well deserving, and we look forward to her ongoing loyalty and diligence to the practice of Family Law.

Marianne, Nicole, and the excellent staff at Charles & Concilio, PC, will continue to expertly serve Fairfield and New Haven counties in all matters related to family and matrimonial law.


What Are The Grounds For Filing For Divorce?

What Are The Grounds For Filing For Divorce?

Whether you are establishing custody in a family legal matter, need to establish child support or alimony payments, or need to file for divorce, an experienced family law attorney can help. Indeed, family legal matters are often difficult in and of themselves, but attempting to meet deadlines and comply with best practices while also shouldering the emotional burden of the process can make the process much more painful than it has to be. In today’s blog, your Greenwich, CT attorneys aim to help you gain a better understanding of what to expect from the divorce process and explore the grounds for filing in Connecticut.

For Fault v. No Fault

Believe it or not, not just anyone can file for divorce. In fact, the state of Connecticut has defined the parameters in which a person can file the paperwork for and be granted a legal separation, and if your matter does not fall into either of these two categories, then you may not have grounds for the separation. Fortunately, the clear definition of each helps ensure your best interests as a party involved.

In the state of Connecticut, the grounds for legal separation or dissolution of marriage include a decree of annulment or granting of dissolution by a competent court of the state, or the death of one of the parties.

Moreover, CT has both “no fault” and “for fault” divorce, and which category your matter falls into will largely depend on the parameters surrounding your case. For more information about this process, give our team a call today.

For Fault Examples

When a divorce is filed on “for fault” grounds, what has occurred is an egregious violation of the marriage contract. For example, intolerable cruelty, adultery, fraudulent contract, willful desertion for a year with total neglect of duty, habitual intemperance, and more all fall under the “for fault” category of divorce.

Additionally, punishment for proven grounds of this nature may lead to imprisonment and other outcomes. Though these types of divorces might not be as common, it is important to know that parties asking for this type of divorce must prove with specific evidence that the charges or claims have actually occurred.

Proceeding with Your Matter

In a “no fault” separation, the marriage is considered to be broken down irretrievably. Cases of this nature see individuals that have lived apart for a considerable amount of time, no reasonable prospect that differences will be reconciled, and either spouse’s testimony that the union has broken down irretrievably is sufficient for the court to issue to divorce.

Give Our Team a Call

Contact The Law Offices of Charles & Concilio, LLC in Greenwich, CT by calling 203-234-1000 to learn more about your grounds for filing divorce and how we can help.


The dissolution of a marriage is emotionally difficult, and our team meets you where you are with compassion and understanding.


We represent you and your children’s best interests through custody matters by gaining a thorough understanding of your situation.

Other Services

Our attorneys can provide representation for your children’s best interests and safety when parties cannot reach agreement.