Law Talk: Family Law Special

Law Talk
December 14, 2019 - 3:08 pm

It's our annual Family Law Special.  Guests were Atty. Campbell Barrett of the Hartford office of Pullman and Comley; and Atty. Debra Ruel of Ruel, Ruel, Goings and Britt – also in Hartford.  We discussed alternatives to traditional litigated resolutions, such as mediation or collaborative divorce.  We talked about the major change in alimony which the new tax laws have caused, effective this year, and the actual purposes of alimony (hint: it’s not to punish anyone…).  Listener calls included questions about re-titling securities owned jointly with an uncooperative ex-spouse; using life insurance to guaranty that lifetime alimony payments will be made as intended, and some other stuff I don’t remember.  The time flew by, as usual.