Sophisticated Representation In Family Law

Family law matters are complicated by their impact on the very core of clients' personal lives. Parrino|Shattuck, PC's attorneys recognize the distress that many clients experience when contending with divorce and other family law cases. During all stages of our representation, including our initial consultation, we attempt to reassure and support our clients by providing them with exceptional professional service. We realize that one of the most important aspects of clients' cases is the relationship that they have with their attorney, and we work to cultivate a trusting environment. Perhaps even more importantly, we offer our clients both objectivity and compassion during troubling and confusing times.

We evaluate each case on the unique facts of that family, as well as issues common to most cases. Each case warrants an individualized approach to pretrial preparation and fashioning courtroom strategies. An important aspect of our representation is preparation — we investigate and analyze financial issues, sometimes with the assistance of forensic and valuation experts and/or tax professionals. We assist clients in drafting and disclosing accurate and complete financial affidavits and complying with discovery, and we thoroughly prepare clients to testify in depositions, hearings and trials. We provide our clients with sound legal judgment, informed options, and diligent attention. What sets us apart from our peers is our commitment to providing our clients with extraordinary service.

Contact us today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

Family Law:

  • Divorce
  • Protecting assets in divorce
  • Property division
  • Child custody
  • Child support
  • Interstate & international custody
  • Temporary orders
  • Business valuation
  • Forensic accounting
  • Temporary orders
  • Alimony
  • Modifications

Call Parrino|Shattuck, PC today at 203-557-9755 to arrange your initial consultation.

Attorney Thomas P. Parrino


  • Connecticut

Admitted To The Bar:

  • U.S. District Court District of Connecticut


  • Quinnipiac School of Law (formerly University of Bridgeport School of Law), Bridgeport, Connecticut, 1987
  • University of Connecticut, B.A., 1983

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Lawyer of the Year selected by peer recognition and published by Best Lawyers (2013)
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV-rated attorney
  • Best Lawyers in New England 2018
  • Top One Percent of America's Most Honored Professionals in 2018
  • Best Lawyers in America since 2006
  • Top Super Lawyer, Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers since 2006*
  • New York Area's Best Lawyers, New York Magazine since 2006
  • Top 30 Outstanding Lawyers of Fairfield County as recognized by Greenwich Magazine
  • U.S. News & World Report Best Law Firms in Category of Family Law
  • Thomson Reuters Connecticut Super Lawyers: Top 50 Attorney (2015)*
  • Top-Rated Lawyers within the greater Boston area by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell and ALM Media in the area of Family Law
  • New England Super Lawyers, Connecticut Magazine since 2007
  • Top 10 Family Law Attorney in Connecticut in 2018, Attorney and Practice Magazine
  • Distinguished Professional, Noticed (formerly known as Expert Network)

Landmark Cases

  • Kendall v. Pilkington - The appellate court abused its discretion in its dismissal of the defendant's appeal from several contempt and pendente lite orders based on his alleged contemptuous conduct, despite the defendant purging himself of the contempt findings and the trial court vacating the contempt findings, thereby mooting the issues raised in the motion to dismiss.
  • Ramin v. Ramin - The seminal case where court authority awarded counsel fees due to litigation misconduct, discovery abuse, and fraudulent concealment of assets.
  • Tanzman v. Meurer - A trial court that bases a financial support order on a party's earning ability must determine the specific dollar amount of the party's earning ability.
  • Powell-Ferri v. Ferri - Under Massachusetts law, it was proper for trustees to move funds from one trust that allowed the party husband to withdraw principal to a second trust from which he could not withdraw principal. The husband was not obligated by the automatic orders to sue his family member trustees for return of the funds.
  • Brant v. Brant - The highest-reported temporary support award in the United States granted by a court after hearing.

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