State/Prov.  : Connecticut

Case name    : Watkins v. Watkins

Case #          : 152 Conn. App. 99

Court             : Connecticut Court of Appeals

Reviewed by : Laura W. Morgan

Main issue     : Agreements

A mutual release provision in the parties’ separation agreement precluded wife from bringing negligence claim against husband for conduct that occurred prior to the dissolution of the parties’ marriage; the language of the separation agreement was clear and unambiguous, and the mutual release provision in the agreement released husband from any and all causes of action that arose from behavior or events that occurred during the marriage.

Laura W. Morgan is the owner and operator at Family Law Consulting in Charlottesville, Virginia.Laura is available for consultation, brief writing and research on family law issues throughout the country. She can be reached through her website.