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In-Depth Explorations of Family Law
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Ruel Ruel Burns & Britt shares our expertise with the community and those considering, or already involved in, divorce, custody, and other family law matters.

Child Support for High-Income Earners in Connecticut

In Connecticut, both parents are obligated to support their children. When parents divorce or otherwise part, child support obligations are calculated according to the Connecticut Child Support and Arrearage Guidelines. The guidance in place for high income earners – who are defined as parents with a combined net income of more than $4,000 per week … Read more

Relocation with Children: Before or After the Custody Determination

When parents no longer live together and have minor children, there are circumstances where one of the parents may wish to relocate with the children. This scenario leads to some of the most difficult custody decisions and battles, especially if the decision to relocate is made after the divorce or entry of judgment of final … Read more

How are Trusts Addressed in Divorce in Connecticut?

The division of assets is a complicated, stressful process in any divorce. But when one spouse is a beneficiary of a trust, this adds unique complexities to the divorce proceedings. When a trust is involved, it is important that both the beneficiary spouse and the nonbeneficiary spouse protect their interests by consulting with an attorney … Read more

How are premarital assets addressed in divorce?

When a couple divorces and one or both spouses had significant premarital assets prior to the marriage, Connecticut courts will weigh many considerations in evaluating how these assets will be distributed. If I owned assets prior to my marriage and am now in a divorce, can I keep them? In a Connecticut divorce, all assets … Read more