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The picture above is me as a Captain of a Guide Boat at The Swim Across The Sound a race 15.5 mile across Long Island Sound.  Our team won their division !


 


As in "The Swim" steering a straight course in a Divorce or other Family Case sometimes means taking some turns as the currents change. 


 


As an experienced attorney I have been involved with many people going through difficult times.  While experienced as a trial attorney, I try to use my trial prep to negotiate with the other party.  Except in the most egregious of cases it is better for families to determine their own path than to have the court do it.


 

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Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Divorce: 45%
    22 years
  2. Probate: 20%
    22 years
  3. Car Accident: 10%
    22 years
  4. Workers Compensation: 10%
    22 years
  5. Other: 15%
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Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($175-385/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Rahul Chakravartty

    I endorse this lawyer. Bruce is experienced, respectful, and very professional. Bruce genuinely cares about his clients and works very hard for them.

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  • Brian Dieter Kaschel

    I endorse this lawyer. I am familiar with Bruce's work in the Family Court. He is well versed in the law, thoroughly prepared and a zealous advocate for his client.

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Contact info

Your Family Lawyer LLC

2000 Post Road
Suite 205
Fairfield, CT, 06824

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CTActive199507/14/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Lawyers ConneticutLegal Network2016
Barnes AwardBarnes Enginering1990
First Place University DivisionSwim Across the SoundN/A
Paul Harris FellowRotary InternationalN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing AttorneyYour Family Lawyer. LLC1997 - Present
AttorneyGordon & Scalo1995 - 1997
Research Chemist/ Project ManagerBarnes Engineering1982 - 1993
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
U.S. Supreme CourtMember2016 - Present
Connecticut Bar AssociationMember1995 - Present
Greater Bridgeport Bar AssociationMember1995 - Present
Greater Bridgeport Bar Association, Family Law CommitteeChair2008 - 2010
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Hage Sleiman v Hage SleimanHeld: Jurisdiciton is in the USA in Connecticut where the parties lived giving our client the protections she deserved as an American.
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
GeneralPrivilege and family lawN/A
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Quinnipiac University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
University of ConnecticutChemistryOther - BachelorsN/A
Pace UniversityBusinessN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Probate court attorneys conferenceChanges in the law regarding Guardians and AttorneysN/A
Judicial ExchangeChanges in Family Law- Judges Forum for CounselN/A