Two family law attorneys became international authors by contributing a chapter to a recently released book titled "Family Law Jurisdictional Comparisons," Second Edition 2013, published by European Lawyer/Thomson Reuters.

Thomas Parrino, who lives in New Canaan, and Edward Nusbaum, both of the Westport-based Nusbaum & Parrino PC, contributed the 16-page chapter on Connecticut family law. "Family Law Jurisdictional Comparisons" is a volume in the European Lawyer Reference Series, expanding its second edition to cover eight United States jurisdictions and 37 countries.

As financial institutions, major corporations and other businesses become more international, sending U.S. families abroad and importing families from India, Japan, China and Europe, among others, the necessity for international understanding and enforcement of family law has become increasingly important. This book, available in bookstores throughout the world, is the result of the growing importance of international family law and the need amongst lawyers for a definitive guide in core jurisdictions around the globe.

Nusbaum and Parrino, both fellows of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and the International Academy of Matrimonial Attorneys, accepted General Editor James Stewart's invitation to write a summary of Connecticut family law.

More Information

Fact box

Nineteen authors contributed for the U.S. jurisdictions and 56 authors contributed for the 37 countries. Published in August 2013, the major reference work provides each jurisdiction's summary of family law according to a single topical organization, offering easy reference for cross-jurisdictional matters.

Four of the leading cases cited in the Connecticut chapter as demonstrative of current concepts and application of Connecticut law were cases tried by Nusbaum & Parrino, PC.

The Nusbaum and Parrino chapter on Connecticut family law covers many of the typical subjects including pre- and post-nuptial agreements, finances/capital, property, child maintenance, surrogacy and adoption, financial relief after foreign divorce proceedings, and civil partnership/same-sex marriage, among others.