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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 Elianah T.-T.

November 6, 2017

In re Elianah T.-T. 326 Conn. 614 August 15, 2017 Abuse and Neglect, Medical Needs Respondents are appealing from the trial court’s decision that denied their motion to keep the Commissioner from vaccinating their two children, Elianah and Nathaniel. The issue in this appeal is whether General Statute § 17a–10(c) allowed the Department of Children […]


In re Alexandria L.

March 16, 2015

March 3, 2015 In re Alexandria L. et al., 155 Conn.App. 624 (2015) March 3, 2015Appellate Court of Connecticut NEGLECT PETITION, INTERIM ORDERS, CONTEMPT Respondent mother challenged a trial court’s ability to hold her in contempt for violating court orders entered before any trial was held and before any change in custody ordered. Respondents were […]


In re Elvin G. et. al.

November 12, 2013

In re Elvin G. et. al. , 301 Conn. 485, 78 A.3d 797 (2013) Supreme Court of Connecticut November 12, 2013 TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS, INCARCERATION, FAILURE TO REHABILITATE Respondent Father appealed from the judgment of the trial court terminating his parental rights with regard to his two children, Elvin and Kadahfi, on the grounds […]


In re Brayden E.-H.

July 30, 2013

In re Brayden E.-H., et. al., 309 Conn. 642, 72 A.3d 1083 (2013) Supreme Court of Connecticut July 30, 2013 TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS, DUE PROCESS The respondent mother appealed from the judgment of the trial court terminating the parental rights of her two minor children.  The Supreme Court of Connecticut transferred this appeal to […]


In re Azareon Y


In re Azareon Y., et al, 309 Conn. 626, 72 A.3d 1074 (2013) Supreme Court of Connecticut July 30, 2013 TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS, DUE PROCESS The Supreme Court of Connecticut granted certification to appeal the holding of the Appellate Court, which affirmed a termination of Respondent Mother’s parental rights.  Mother’s appeal  contended that the […]


In re Leeanna B.

April 3, 2013

In re Leeanna B., Conn. App. April 3, 2013 GRANDPARENT VISITATION, CONTEMPT, JURISDICTION In this procedurally complicated case, the respondent parent appealed from a juvenile court order granting grandparent visitation.  Leeanna had been placed with grandmother as a relative foster placement shortly after birth and remained with her for a year and a half.  Subsequently, […]


In re Elijah J.

April 1, 2013

In re Elijah J Conn. App. February 22, 2013 Termination of Parental Rights / Standing Silent / Adverse Inference Sheldon, J. The key question in this termination of parental rights appeal was whether the trial court improperly construed the non-custodial, incarcerated father’s prior decision to “stand silent” at  the neglect phase of the proceeding as […]


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