Representing Connecticut families in Matrimonial and Domestic Matters for more than 35 years.
We are a boutique law firm handling only family and matrimonial law cases. For over 35 years, the law firm of Rutkin & Oldham has been dedicated to providing the highest level of service for high net worth, high income, and custody clients. From our location in an historic home in Westport (with a satellite office in Greenwich), our legal team is prepared to counsel and guide you with experience, compassion, and tenacity through what may prove the most difficult and important time in your life.
The firm's involvement in family law has included: written publications including treatises used by other practitioners and the courts themselves; speaking at and participating in local, national, and international legal seminars and educational events; and precedent-setting litigation in the courtroom. The Wendt v. Wendt case, litigated by the firm in 1997, essentially redefined how the legal community and the greater population across the nation view marital financial arrangements. Courts now look at the true complexities of family life, which for upscale families can include a detailed look at your finances, the efforts that both men and women contribute to the family constellation and child custody issues. The courts make inquiry into the true nature and value of parental roles, assets, and income.
Whether you believe a spouse is hiding assets or income, or you believe you have significantly contributed to the income and assets of the family or career of your spouse, or your family is involved in a custody or relocation case, you will need highly experienced and understanding counsel to assist you during this trying time. Rutkin, Oldham & Griffin, L.L.C., brings you the knowledge, focus, and legal skills needed to handle the complexities of high assets/income or parenting issues. Whether your case requires highly experienced trial attorneys or skilled settlement negotiators, or simply compassion and patience in difficult times
P.O. Box 295, 5 Imperial Avenue
Westport CT 06881
125 Mason Street
Arnold H. Rutkin has a distinguished career in family law and has helped
shape how family law is perceived and handled. Since he began
practicing law in 1965, he has developed an unprecedented level of
experience in dealing with complex legal and sensitive personal and
financial situations. He brings that experience, plus a vast knowledge
of the law, the courts, and the practical aspects of litigation and
negotiation to his handling of domestic relations matters. He grew up in
a family business where he became familiar with business issues. Among
his best known accomplishments is the litigation of Wendt
v. Wendt, which made national headlines and set legal
precedents regarding the way that courts view financial arrangements in
marriage – especially when there are significant assets involved. Read
more about Attorney Rutkin by clicking on the link above.
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