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Law Library Materials

  • Thomas A. Jacobs, Children and the Law: Rights and Obligations
  • (2015 ed.)
  • Ann M. Haralambie, Handling Child Custody, Abuse and Adoption Cases (3rd ed. 2009)
  • Paul Chill, The Law Of Child Abuse and Neglect In Connecticut (1997)
  • Donald T. Kramer, Legal Rights of Children (3rd ed. 2015)

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  • Sec. 17a-112. Termination of parental rights of child committed to commissioner.
  • Sec. 45a-715. Petition to terminate parental rights. Notice.
  • Sec. 45a-716. Hearing on petition to terminate parental rights. Notice. Attorney General as a party
  • Sec. 45a-717. Termination of parental rights. Conduct of hearing.
  • Sec. 45a-719. Reopen judgment terminating parental rights. Best interest of child. Final decree of adoption.

Connecticut Public Acts

 

Recent Public Acts

  • Public Act No.16-70 - An Act Concerning the Termination of Parental Rights (Effective July 1, 2016)

Connecticut Probate Practice Book

  • Sec. 40.16. Transfer of contested removal or termination petition to Superior Court.

Connecticut Practice Book

  • Chapter 32a - Rights of Parties Neglected, Uncared for and Dependent Children and Termination of Parental Rights

  • Chapter 33a - Petitions for Neglect, Uncared for, Dependency and Termination of Parental Rights: Initiation of Proceedings, Orders of Temporary Custody and Preliminary Hearings

  • Chapter 34a - Pleadings, Motions and Discovery Neglected, Uncared for and Dependent Children and Termination of Parental Rights

  • Chapter 35a - Hearings Concerning Neglected, Uncared for and Dependent Children and Termination of Parental Rights

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