Joy v. Joy

In Joy v. Joy, 178 Conn. 254, 255, 423 A.2d 895 (1979), the no fault divorce statute was challenged on the ground that it fails to impose judicial standards or guidelines that limit discretionary fact-finding by trial courts. Id., 256. The Court held the statute to be constitutional even though the provision contained no objective guidelines. Id., 255-56. "We decline, as have other courts that have considered the issue . . . to circumscribe this delicate process of fact-finding by imposing the constraint of guidelines on an inquiry that is necessarily individualized and particularized." Id., 255.