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In Re Iliana M.

January 2, 2012

In re Iliana M., 134 Conn. App. 382, *** A.3d *** (2012) Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction And Enforcement Act (“UCCJEA”) The issue in this case was whether the trial court had subject matter jurisdiction to grant an Order of Temporary Custody pertaining to a child who was born in a Massachusetts hospital to parents who […]


In re Karl J.

September 2, 2008

Appellate Court September 2, 2008 Abuse and Neglect/Guardianship/Motion to revoke This case is an appeal from the judgment of the trial court awarding custody and guardianship of Karl J. to the child’s paternal aunt and uncle. At issue was whether the court abused its discretion in determining that it was in the best interests of […]


In Re Anthony E.

July 11, 2006

Appellate Court of Connecticut 96 Conn. App. 414 (2006) July 11, 2006   This case was an appeal from the judgment of the trial court modifying a prior custody order and granting shared physical custody of two minor children to the respondent mother. The issues on appeal here were (1) did the trial court improperly […]


In re Kristy A.

June 8, 2004

Connecticut Appellate Court 83 Conn. App. 298 (2004) June 8, 2004   The Appellate Court weighed in on a termination of parental rights case by affirming a termination where issues of personal rehabilitation and vagueness in statutory application were reviewed. This case was to resolve the custody issue of two of the respondent’s children, a […]


In re Vanna A.

May 18, 2004

Connecticut Appellate Court 83 Conn. App. 17 (2004) May 18, 2004   In another termination of parental rights case that focused on the issue of personal rehabilitation, the Connecticut Appellate Court affirmed a trial court’s termination of rights on the strong facts indicating failure to rehabilitate and a mother’s failure to admit that abuse and […]


In re Samantha C.

April 27, 2004

Connecticut Supreme Court 268 Conn. 614 April 27, 2004   In a watershed decision, the Connecticut Supreme Court tackled the issue of whether a trial court may allow an adverse inference to be drawn against respondents, without prior notice, for their failure to testify in a proceeding where the state sought to terminate their parental […]


In re Stanley D.

December 26, 2000

CT Appellate Division 61 Conn. App. 224 Dec 26, 2000   In affirming a termination of parental rights, the Appellate Court rejected a father’s claim that a parent has rehabilitated if at the adjudicatory date the parent is any closer to being able to provide satisfactory care for a child than he was on the […]


In re Michelle G.

March 9, 1999

CT Appellate Division 52 Conn. App. 187; 727 A.2d 226 (1999) Mar 9, 1999   Reversed trial court dismissal of application for reinstatement of guardianship of child, which the trial court based solely on finding made by Probate Court during a previous reinstatement proceeding. The court remanded the case with directions that the trial court […]


In re Helen B.

November 8, 1998

CT Appellate Division 50 Conn. App. 818; 719 A.2d 907 1998   In a case arising out of a maternal aunt’s petition to remove father as guardian of child, the Court held, inter alia, that the trial court did not abuse its discretion in admitting evidence of father’s arrest for drug and weapons possesion. The […]


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