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In re Madison M.

November 26, 2018

In re Madison M. – 185 Conn. App. 512 (2018) – October Reasonable Efforts Personal Rehabilitation Provision of Specific Steps & Harmless Error Respondent father appealed the termination of his parental rights as to his three children, based on his failure to achieve a sufficient degree of personal rehabilitation. At the time the case was […]


In re Lilyana et al

November 7, 2018

In re Lilyana et al. – 186 Conn. App. 96 (2018) – November   Termination of Parental Rights Claim of Deliberate Non-accidental Assault Coterminous Neglect Respondent mother appealed a finding terminating her rights as to her older daughter, Lilyana, claiming that the trial court had insufficient evidence to determine that she committed an assault through […]


In re Zakai F.

October 30, 2018

In re Zakai F. – 185 Conn. App. 752 (2018) – November Revocation of Guardianship  Respondent mother appealed a trial court judgment denying her motion for the reinstatement of guardianship of her minor son, Zakai. In July 2013, mother voluntarily agreed to relinquish temporary guardianship of Zakai to his aunt, while mother pursued employment, housing, […]


In re Joheli V.

August 6, 2018

In re Joheli V. – 184 Conn. App. 259 (2018) – August Failure to Rehabilitate In August 2015, DCF filed a neglect petition, alleging that Joheli, who had cerebral palsy and was confined to a wheelchair, was living in conditions injurious to her well-being.  In September, she was adjudicated neglected and the court ordered 6 […]


In re Briana G.

July 25, 2018

In re Briana G. – 183 Conn. App. 724 (2018) – July Reasonable efforts Failure to rehabilitate In October 2015, DCF took a 96-hour hold on Briana, a newborn, after mother tested positive for opiates and marijuana at birth.  It then filed neglect petitions on the other two children in the family, as well as […]


In re Zoey H.

July 24, 2018

In re Zoey H. 183 Conn. App. 327 (2018) Procedural Due Process Substantive Due Process Revocation of DCF Commitment Respondent father appealed from the judgement of the trial court denying his second motion to revoke the commitment of his daughter, Zoey, to the Department of Children and Families. Zoey was born in May 2015 and […]


In re Katherine H.

July 6, 2018

In re Katherine H. Connecticut Appellate Court 183 Conn. App. 320 (2018) July 6, 2018 Standard of Review for Factual Findings, Neglect, Order of Temporary Custody/Commitment This case is an appeal by the respondent mother from the trial court’s adjudication of neglect of her minor children and commitment of the children to the custody of […]


In re Kyllan V.

March 28, 2018

In re Kyllan V. 180 Conn. App. 132 (2018) Collateral Estoppel Termination of Parental Rights The respondent father appealed from the judgment of the trial court terminating his parental rights with respect to his minor child, K. The petitioner, K’s mother, sought to terminate the father’s parental rights on the grounds of parental commission or […]


In re Damian G.

December 21, 2017

In re: Damian G., et al 178 Conn. App. 220 (2017) The respondent mother appealed to this court from the judgments of the trial court terminating her parental rights with respect to her minor sons, D and J. Held: The trial court’s finding that the respondent mother had failed to achieve a sufficient degree of […]


In re Jacob W.


In re: Jacob W., 178 Conn. App. 195 (2017) The maternal grandmother of the three minor children, who had petitioned the Probate Court for and had been granted custody of the children following the arrest of the respondent father and the children’s mother on charges involving the sexual assault of other minors, filed petitions in […]


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