A few Connecticut divorces have been making national headlines lately, primarily due to the bold-faced names involved. One, in particular, has gained international attention because it involves the disposition of a Jackson Pollack collage.
Husband claims it was a gift from Wife’s brother, and thus a marital asset. Wife’s Brother claims the painting was only a loan and should be surrendered to him. Wife’s brother filed a case in federal court but his federal suit was dismissed. He appealed that dismissal, and the ruling was overturned. The ownership of the artwork will now be determined outside of the contentious divorce.
Some Connecticut divorces certainly include the division of substantial assets including artwork, but headline-making cases like this are not the norm. In our work at LKM, we strive to resolve disputes amicably. As advocates for our clients, our approach is firm and assertive. We balance strong advocacy with being reasonable and reaching constructive results.
While we pride ourselves on our depth of litigation experience, staying ahead of potential problems and addressing them amicably is an important part of our commitment to doing all that we reasonably can to help our clients emerge positively from the divorce process.