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In re D’Andre T.

November 30, 2020

In re D’Andre T. 201 Conn. App. 396 (November 2020)[1] Termination of Parental Rights, Transfer of Guardianship, Supervisory Authority, Procedural Rules TAKEAWAY: Distinguishes between when the Appellate Court would use its supervisory authority to address an issue, and when legislative determinations re: policy should be used instead. Mother appealed the trial court judgments terminating her […]


In re Zakai F.

August 12, 2020

IN RE ZAKAI F.* Connecticut Supreme Court Robinson, C. J., and Palmer, McDonald, D’Auria, Mullins, Kahn, and Ecker, Js.** Argued May 2, 2019—officially released July 22, 2020*** Petition by the maternal aunt for immediate, temporary custody of the respondent mother’s minor child and application by the petitioner for the removal of the respondent as guardian […]


In re Ava W.

August 10, 2020

IN RE AVA W.* (SC 20465) Robinson, C. J., and Palmer, McDonald, D’Auria, Mullins, Kahn and Ecker, Js.** Argued May 4—officially released August 10, 2020*** The Connecticut Supreme Court held that a trial court does, in fact, have the authority to order post-termination & post-adoption visitation between children and their birth parents, following a trial […]


In re Tegan K.-O.

June 24, 2020

In re Teagan K.-O Connecticut Supreme Court 20245 – 2020 June 24, 2020 Subject Matter Jurisdiction Over Predictive Neglect Case Where Parents Moved Out of State Overview Respondent, father, appealed from the judgment of the trial court denying him his motion to dismiss the petition filed by DCF to adjudicate the respondents’ child, Teagan K.-O, […]


In re Corey C.

June 15, 2020

In re Corey C. 198 Conn. App. 41 – June 2020[1] Denial of Appeal from Termination of Father’s Parental Rights Overview Respondent father appealed from the judgment of the trial court terminating his parental rights pursuant to CGS §17a-112(j)(3)(B)(i), contending that the trial court improperly (1) concluded that DCF made reasonable efforts to reunify him […]


In re Omar I. et al

June 1, 2020

In re Omar I. et al 197 Conn. App. 499 June 2020 Denial of Appeal from Termination of Father’s Parental Rights Overview Respondent father appealed from the judgment of the trial court terminating his parental rights, contending that (1) judicial bias deprived him of a fair trial; (2) the court improperly found that he failed […]


In re Geoffrey G.

March 1, 2020

In re Geoffrey G. 196 Conn. App. 316 March 2020 Respondent mother appealed the trial court’s termination of parental rights of her son, Geoffrey, based on her inability to rehabilitate to assume a responsible position in the child’s life. On appeal, she claimed that the court improperly failed to order, sua sponte, an evaluation of […]


In re Gabriel C.


In re Gabriel C. 196 Conn. App. 333 March 2020 Respondent mother appealed a decision to terminate the parental rights of her four children, for failure to achieve personal rehabilitation within a time period that would lead the court to believe that reunification would be an option. Mother had been in DCF custody as a […]


In re Anthony L. et. al.

November 1, 2019

In re Anthony L. et al. 194 Conn. App. 111 Termination of Parental Rights October 2019 Mother appealed the trial court’s judgment terminating her parental rights to three of her children.  At trial, the court had found that mother had failed to achieve such a degree of personal rehabilitation as would allow her to assume […]


In re Kadon M.


In re Kadon M. 194 Conn. App. 100 October 2019 Respondent mother appealed the trial court’s transfer of guardianship of her son, Kadon, to his paternal grandmother, claiming that the trial court improperly denied the child’s attorney’s oral motion to appoint a guardian ad litem (GAL). In early 2018, Kadon had been adjudicated neglected, and […]


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