In Yarisha F.

Connecticut Appellate Court

May 11, 2010

TRANSFER OF GUARDIANSHIP/INTERSTATE COMPACT

 

Interpretation of the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children is the central issue in this transfer of guardianship appeal. Here, the appellate court reversed the trial court’s order granting guardianship to the maternal great-grandmother pending and notwithstanding receipt of the interstate compact study. The appellate court held that the trial court was not permitted to substitute its own “best interests” findings in lieu of the interstate compact study. Pursuant to Article III of the Interstate Compact, the trial court is bound to wait for and consider the contents of the study and the state is obligated to notify the receiving state of the impending move of the minor child.

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