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In re Taijha H.-B.

October 31, 2019

In re Taijha H.-B. – SC 20151 – September 2019 Indigent Parent’s Right to Appellate Counsel In 2015, DCF filed a petition to terminate the parental rights of the biological parents of Taijha H.-B.  The trial court had granted the petition and rendered the judgment after concluding that the respondent, Taijha’s mother, was unable to […]

In re Skylar F.

August 7, 2019

In re Skylar F. – 191 Conn. App. 200 – July 2019 Denial of Motion to Open Judgment of Neglect Failure to Assert Good Defense or Mistake   Father appealed the trial court’s judgment denying his motion to open the neglect judgment that was rendered after he was defaulted for his failure to attend a […]

In re Leo L.

In re Leo L. – 191 Conn. App. 134 – July 2019 Denial of Motion to Transfer Guardianship Intervenor, maternal grandfather, appealed from trial court judgment denying his motion to transfer guardianship of his grandchildren to himself and his fiancée, contending that the trial court erroneously determined that the transfer of guardianship would not be […]

In re Anaishaly C.

July 15, 2019

In re Anaishaly C. – 190 Conn. App. 667 – June 2019 Termination of Parental Rights Failure to Achieve Requisite Degree of Personal Rehabilitation Substance Use, Intimate Partner Violence, Housing Parents appealed the judgment terminating their rights with respect to their children, on the basis that the trial court improperly concluded that (1) they failed […]

In re Natalia M.

June 18, 2019

In re Natalia M. – 190 Conn. App. 583 – June 2019 Termination of Parental Rights Unwilling/Unable to Benefit from Reunification Efforts Respondent father appeals from the judgment of the trial court terminating his parental rights with respect to his daughter, Natalia M., pursuant to General Statutes 17a-112(j)(3)(B)(i). Natalia was born in November 2016. In […]

In re Bianca K.

March 14, 2019

In re Bianca K. AC 41819 – March 2019 Termination of Parental Rights:  Personal Rehabilitation Respondent mother appealed a judgment of the trial court, terminating her parental rights on the basis that she failed to achieve the requisite degree of personal rehabilitation required by statute (§17a-112[j][3][B][i]).  Bianca, the child, was initially removed from mother, who […]

In re Jacob W. et al

February 15, 2019

In re Jacob W et al. SC 20063 – February 15, 2019 Termination of Parental Rights No Ongoing Parent-Child Relationship Respondent father appealed a judgment of the Appellate Court, which had reversed the trial court’s denial of grandmother’s petitions to terminate his parental rights with respect to his 3 children, Jacob, N, and C.  Father […]

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, […]

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