Inheritance, Estates and Trusts

Property that was inherited or received as a gift may be awarded to the recipient or divided between the parties. The variation in results regarding these issues is extreme. You need Attorney Rubin to represent you aggressively in this area. Having the right lawyer on your side is crucial to ensure that your rights are protected and that you receive fair treatment under the law.

Stamford, Connecticut based attorney David Rubin has been helping clients to resolve complex property division disputes for over 25 years. His experience includes cases involving estates, trusts, inheritances, bequests, property rights, real estate and family gifts. He has successfully represented clients who sought to protect their inheritances as well as those who sought a fair share of inheritances received by the other spouse.

Understanding Your Property Division Rights

When identifying marital assets in a property division case, it is important to understand all of the property that can be included. In many cases, the principal amount of the inheritance or gift could be treated as individual or joint property. Likewise, appreciation in value beyond principal may be considered divisible between the spouses. With trusts, there may be times when the entire value, including principal, can be considered marital property, but the nature and specific terms of the trust must be carefully examined.

Attorney Rubin will thoroughly investigate your case from every angle. He will work to understand the property involved, how it fits into your divorce and build the strongest possible argument to support your position. You can rely on him to pursue every legal option available in order to obtain the most beneficial result possible.


Helping You Through a Difficult Situation

There are few things that you will ever have to endure that are as trying as going through a divorce. The anxiety and anger over the situation can get in the way of clear decision making and the uncertainty about your future can sometimes be paralyzing. At times like these it is important to have an experienced divorce lawyer by your side who can maintain an objective view, stay focused on your best interests and keep the process moving forward.

Attorney David Rubin offers his clients over 25 years of experience in the practice of family law. From his office in Stamford, Connecticut, he represents clients throughout Fairfield County in contested and uncontested cases involving divorce, custody, spousal support and asset division. He has experience handling all aspects of divorce proceedings, including child custody and visitation, child support, alimony and property division.

Helping You Obtain The Best Settlement or Verdict

Attorney Rubin has a comprehensive understanding of Connecticut family law and he knows all the rights the law provides for spouses and children. He aggressively pursues the best possible outcome in every case. He works diligently to obtain a settlement that accommodates the needs of you and your children without the need for a long and costly court battle. He is fully prepared to go to trial, however, if that’s what it takes to get the outcome you deserve. He is also an experienced appellate advocate.

Attorney Rubin understands what a difficult time this is for you. He will be there with you at every step, fighting to protect your interests and those of your children. He will take the time to help you understand your legal options and make sure you have all the information you need to make the right decisions for your situation

Divorce Litigation

Aggressive Divorce Litigation Lawyer

When negotiations fail to produce a fair divorce agreement, you want to be sure that your attorney is capable of seeing your case through to its conclusion. You need someone who will not be intimidated by opposing counsel and who will pursue every legal option available to obtain the settlement or verdict you deserve.

Stamford, Connecticut, based attorney David Rubin has over 25 years of experience in the practice of family law. He is a skilled litigator who has a reputation for preparing every case for trial. Attorney Rubin is also known for fierce advocacy of his clients’ rights and strong courtroom abilities.

Tough, Results-Oriented Representation

Attorney Rubin has handled cases involving every area of divorce, including child custody and visitation, property division, child support and alimony. He works closely with every client to understand their goals and builds a case specifically designed with the intent of meeting them. His experience in these cases allows him to be much more efficient and effective in the handling of your divorce.

During a trial, Attorney Rubin is closely attuned to the judge’s comments and directions as a guide to the judge’s evaluation of the case. The presentation and argument of the case must address the judge’s concerns. The contrasting nature of your claims and your spouse’s claims must become clear to the judge in order to obtain the most favorable possible ruling.

In every case, Attorney Rubin’s only goal is to win for his client. Everything he does leading up to the settlement or trial is aimed at getting the best settlement or verdict possible. Custody issues are addressed, witnesses deposed, assets and income identified and valued, temporary orders must be obtained and the case must move forward as quickly as possible. You can count on Attorney Rubin to be there with you at every step with a constant focus on your best interests. Actual court decisions in Attorney Rubin’s cases are in the Sample Cases section of this site.

Divorce Agreements

Helping Couples Who Can Work Together

After a divorce has been finalized, it is frequently the anger and the memory of the painful fight that stays with the spouses. They often feel that they had no control over the situation and that they are stuck with a court order that is unfair in some way. There are alternatives, however, for couples who are willing to work together. Working through a divorce agreement allows both spouses to have an equal say in every decision that is made and allows the spouses to save thousands of dollars in legal fees.

There are a number of advantages to negotiating a divorce agreement as opposed to litigation. The process is typically shorter and the agreements tend to be more closely adhered to by the spouses. In addition, couples are typically more satisfied with the end result of a divorce agreement they were involved in negotiating. Having an experienced divorce lawyer will help to ensure that your rights are protected throughout the process.

Strong Representation on Your Side

Attorney David Rubin has been practicing family law in Connecticut for over 25 years. He has helped countless clients with the negotiation, drafting and review of separation and divorce agreements. From his office in Stamford, he works tirelessly to ensure that his clients’ rights are protected and that any proposed agreement serves their best interests.

Divorce agreements cover every aspect of a typical divorce case, including child custody and visitation, child support, alimony and property division. Attorney Rubin will work with you to understand your goals and do everything he can to have them included in the final agreement. His focus is always to reach an agreement that fully accommodates your needs.

Child Support

Working Through Complex Child Support Issues

Connecticut uses specific guidelines that govern the level of child support that should be paid after a divorce. These matters can become quite complex and it is important to have an experienced lawyer who will work to ensure that you receive a fair judgment and that your children have the support they need.

For 25 years, Stamford, Connecticut attorney David Rubin has been helping clients resolve child support issues. He has comprehensive knowledge of the guidelines and how they are applied. He has extensive experience in all areas of child support cases including initial judgments, post-judgment modifications, educational support orders, day care orders, medical insurance and uninsured medical expense orders and life insurance orders.

Fighting for the Support Your Children Need

There are many factors that come into play in making a final determination on child support: the income levels of both parents; the custody arrangement, and particular circumstances that could result in a deviation from the guideline amounts in your case. Attorney Rubin’s understanding of the guidelines and the law allow him to be proactive in seeking the right level of support for your children.

Attorney Rubin has also successfully represented many high income clients in child support matters. In such cases the guidelines do not apply and judges make individualized support decisions. The court has broad discretion to award additional support beyond what is customary under state guidelines. Whether you are the parent who is paying child support or the one who is seeking it, Attorney Rubin will work diligently to obtain the most favorable possible result for you.

Child Custody and Visitation

Strong Representation in Child Custody Matters

Child custody, visitation and relocation issues are among the most highly contested areas of a divorce proceeding. These can become extremely complex legal matters and it is important to have an experienced lawyer who can work for a resolution that benefits you and your children.

Stamford, Connecticut, based Attorney David Rubin has been handling complex child custody issues for over 25 years. He has extensive experience in all areas of these cases, including legal custody, physical custody, relocations, visitation, and final decision making. Attorney Rubin is committed to helping you obtain a result that protects your child’s right to a healthy and productive childhood.

Child Custody in Connecticut

There are several determinations that need to be made in a custody proceeding. The first is to determine legal and physical custody. Legal custody refers to the decision making power of each parent after the divorce. Physical custody refers to where the child will live. The court has the ability to award sole or joint custody. In addition, visitation privileges and relocation issues need to be addressed.

Attorney Rubin will work with you to fully understand your goals for the custody proceeding. He will work diligently to present the strongest possible argument to support your position and to achieve your goals to the fullest extent possible. His understanding of the law allows him to be proactive and efficient in building a strong case on your behalf.

He is very familiar with the importance of child custody evaluations by Family Relations Officers who work for the court or by private psychologists, particularly in cases involving substance abuse or negligent parenting. He can also help arrange psychological counseling for children and/or parents as needed.


Reliable Counsel in Connecticut Alimony Matters

Alimony decisions at the time of the divorce profoundly impact each spouse’s ability to pay their post-divorce living expenses. The court has the ability to award or deny alimony based on a number of considerations under the law, including the income, occupation, health and education of each party, the amount of assets, the contribution of each party to the breakdown of the marriage and the desirability of the custodial parent obtaining employment. Whether you are the spouse who may be paying alimony or the spouse who is seeking it, it is critical to have an experienced lawyer on your side to help ensure that your interests are protected.

Stamford, Connecticut attorney David Rubin has been practicing law for over 25 years. He has helped his clients resolve a wide variety of complex alimony and spousal support issues including:

  • Bonuses
  • Deferred compensation
  • Stock options & award of restricted stock
  • Self-employment income
  • Real estate income
  • Capital gains
  • Interest
  • Dividends
  • Royalties
  • Earning capacity of both parties

Obtaining The Alimony Order That You Want

Attorney Rubin’s experience in alimony cases serves as a significant asset to his clients. In every instance, he seeks to reach an agreement that serves your best interests. He will look closely at your financial situation and work with any necessary financial experts and accountants to determine the impact of the alimony payment on your tax responsibility.

Alimony payments are tax deductible to the paying spouse and taxable as income to the recipient. Attorney Rubin has been successful at obtaining results that minimize the tax burden to his clients. Through effectively negotiating the rest of the divorce agreement, including the division of marital assets, Attorney Rubin works to obtain a result that puts you in the best possible financial position going forward.