The team at Rucci Law Group provides the experience and the sensitivity needed to represent spouses, parents and children, ensuring that each family law matter is handled with care. The attorneys’ goal is to settle each case to the satisfaction of the party represented whether through the traditional litigation approach or by employing the collaborative divorce model.
When parents are divorcing or separating, the rights of the children add another layer of complexity to the situation. If there is an issue about custody, attorneys are appointed either as guardians ad litem to represent to the court what is in the best interest of the child or as attorneys for the minor child to represent the child’s stated viewpoint as well as guide the Court concerning the child’s best interests.
The bride and groom (and often parents and grandparents) may wish to settle many aspects of their financial affairs between them before they are married. The parties may agree on the treatment of property owned at the time of the marriage by each party, property that may be inherited during the marriage, gifts received, joint property purchased during the marriage and income that will be earned during the marriage. The parties can also make plans for their interests in each other’s estates. There are many other issues which can be addressed in a prenuptial agreement to avoid stressful decisions in the parties’ marriage.
In a relatively recent development in Connecticut law, postnuptial agreements between married couples are clearly enforceable as long as certain disclosure requirements are satisfied. Such agreements can resolve the same issues as premarital agreements and other issues that may arise during the marriage over concerns about property interests and estates, among many other issues.
In Connecticut, the process to enter into a legal separation is the same as the process to dissolve a marriage. The most common reason to pursue a legal separation is based on religious considerations. Another common reason used to be to protect health insurance coverage, but that is not typically the case now.
For more information, please contact George Reilly.