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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 […]


In re Jason M.

March 27, 2013

In re Jason M. Conn. App. January 30, 2013 Termination of Parental Rights, Due Process, Failure to Rehabilitate Respondent mother appealed trial court’s judgment terminating her parental rights to her four children, claiming that the court improperly found that DCF made reasonable efforts to reunify her with her children, that she had failed to rehabilitate […]


In re Isiah J.

March 1, 2013

IN RE ISAIAH J. ET AL: RIGHT TO COUNSEL, EFFECTIVE ASSISTANCE, APPELLATE COUNSEL Argued November 13, 2012—officially released January 24, 2013 (Lavine, J.)   The appellate court affirmed the trial court’s judgment terminating the respondent mother’s parental rights and rejected her claims that she was 1) denied the right to change counsel, 2) provided ineffective […]