Overview

Jon T. Kukucka focuses his practice on family law and represents clients in cases involving dissolution of marriage, pre-and postnuptial agreements, property division, alimony, parental relocation, child custody, visitation and child support.  Jon is well versed in executive compensation structures and all facets of a divorce-related business valuation.  Jon also understands the emerging digital asset space, blockchain platform companies, centralized cryptocurrency exchanges, cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum and other De-Fi related holdings and how these new forms of digital assets are treated in a divorce. 

Jon puts each client’s interests first and crafts unique litigation strategies to meet their needs. He has extensive experience handling child custody litigation and has tried numerous cases to conclusion.  Jon has substantial experience handling matters involving children with special needs such as autism and other developmental disorders.  When warranted, Jon will work closely with expert psychiatrists or psychologists to help secure the outcome clients seek for themselves and their child(ren). 

Jon also has considerable appellate experience and has been counsel on many appeals to the Connecticut Supreme and Appellate Courts.  He has served as a Special Master in the judicial districts of Hartford, New Britain and Middlesex.

Jon has written on the topic of family law in Developments in Connecticut Family Law 2008, 2009 and 2010, and was a contributing author to A Practical Guide to Divorce in Connecticut, a MCLE New England publication authored by many leading family law practitioners in Connecticut.  He has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America in family law and family law arbitration and has been named a Super Lawyer® in family law and appellate.

Office

  • Hartford
    90 State House Square
    Hartford, CT 06103-3702
  • Professional Affiliations

    Connecticut Bar Association

    Hartford Bar Association

    Honors & Recognitions

    Connecticut Bar Association - Family Law Section Rising Star

    Listed in The Best Lawyers in America in the area of family law and family law arbitration in 2022

    Named to the Super Lawyers  "Connecticut Rising Stars" list in the areas of family law from 2013 - 2016, 2019 and 2021 and appellate from 2013 - 2016, 2019

    Recipient of the Connecticut Law Tribune's "New Leader in the Law" award for 2013 

    Experience

    Successfully aided in the briefing and prosecution of numerous matrimonial law cases of first impression in the Connecticut Supreme Court, including those establishing:

    • The operative definition of property for the equitable distribution of assets.  Mickey v. Mickey, 292 Conn. 597 (2009)
    • The recognition of postnuptial agreements in the state.  Bedrick v. Bedrick, 300 Conn. 691 (2011)
    • The parameters for child support in high income cases.  Dowling v. Szymczak, 309 Conn. 390 (2013)

    News & Insights

    Case Studies

    • Pullman's Family Law Practice remains at the leading edge of Connecticut matrimonial law, regularly litigating, mediating, arbitrating, and defending and prosecuting appeals involving the most complex financial and child custody related dissolutions of marriage actions in the state.

    • The Connecticut Supreme Court heard only four family law cases in 2016. Of those cases, Pullman & Comley’s Family Law attorneys argued, and were victorious, in two.

    Bar and Court Admissions

    • Connecticut
    • U.S. States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

    Clerkships

    • Connecticut Superior Court
    • Law Clerk - Honorable Francis M. McDonald
    • Law Clerk - Honorable Robert I. Berdon, Connecticut Appellate Court

    Education

    University of Connecticut, B.A. magna cum laude

    Roger Williams University, School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude

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