Jon T. Kukucka focuses his practice on family law and represents clients in cases involving dissolution of marriage, pre-and postnuptial agreements, property division, alimony, parental relocation, child custody, visitation and child support. Jon is well versed in executive compensation structures and all facets of a divorce-related business valuation. Jon also understands the emerging digital asset space, blockchain platform companies, centralized cryptocurrency exchanges, cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum and other De-Fi related holdings and how these new forms of digital assets are treated in a divorce.
Jon puts each client’s interests first and crafts unique litigation strategies to meet their needs. He has extensive experience handling child custody litigation and has tried numerous cases to conclusion. Jon has substantial experience handling matters involving children with special needs such as autism and other developmental disorders. When warranted, Jon will work closely with expert psychiatrists or psychologists to help secure the outcome clients seek for themselves and their child(ren).
Jon also has considerable appellate experience and has been counsel on many appeals to the Connecticut Supreme and Appellate Courts. He has served as a Special Master in the judicial districts of Hartford, New Britain and Middlesex.
Jon has written on the topic of family law in Developments in Connecticut Family Law 2008, 2009 and 2010, and was a contributing author to A Practical Guide to Divorce in Connecticut, a MCLE New England publication authored by many leading family law practitioners in Connecticut. He has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America in family law and family law arbitration and has been named a Super Lawyer® in family law and appellate.
First Admitted: 2006, Connecticut
Professional Webpage: https://www.pullcom.com/people-JonTKukucka
- Connecticut Bar Association
- Hartford Bar Association
- U.S. States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
- Named Family Law Section Rising Star by the Connecticut Bar Association, Family Law Rising Star, Connecticut Bar Association
- Recipient of the Connecticut Law Tribune's "New Leader in the Law" award, New Leader in the Law, Connecticut Law Tribune, 2013
- Named to the Super Lawyers "Connecticut Rising Stars" list in the areas of family law from 2013 - 2016, 2019 and 2021 and appellate from 2013 - 2016, 2019, Connecticut Rising Star , Super Lawyers, 2019
- Listed in The Best Lawyers in America in the area of family law and family law arbitration in 2022 and 2023, Family Law Arbitration - Best Lawyers in America, The Best Lawyers in America
- University of Connecticut, B.A. magna cum laude
- Roger Williams University, School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude
- Successfully aided in the briefing and prosecution of matrimonial law case of first impression in the Connecticut Supreme Court establishing the operative definition of property for the equitable distribution of assets (Mickey v. Mickey, 292 Conn. 597)., 2009
- Successfully aided in the briefing and prosecution of matrimonial law case of first impression in the Connecticut Supreme Court establishing the parameters for child support in high income cases (Dowling v. Szymczak, 309 Conn. 390)., 2013
- Successfully aided in the briefing and prosecution of matrimonial law case of first impression in the Connecticut Supreme Court establishing the recognition of postnuptial agreements in the state (Bedrick v. Bedrick, 300 Conn. 691)., 2011
- Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements are written contracts created before or after entering a marriage that outline the ownership of financial assets in the event of a divorce. Jon Kukucka covers possible reasons to consider using one of these agreements., Is a Prenuptial or Postnuptial Agreement Right for Me?, Family Law, 2021
- Jon Kukucka explains how stock options can be treated as assets subject to distribution in a divorce. He also discusses the difference between vested and unvested stock options, and how to proceed when both parties in a divorce have these options available to them., How are Stock Options Handled in a Divorce?, Family Law, 2021
- Rising Stars: 2013 - 2021