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Family Law Appellate Court Opinions

by Booth, George

 

AC43109 - D. S. v. R. S. (Application for relief from abuse; domestic violence restraining order; whether trial court erred in issuing domestic violence restraining order pursuant to statutory (§ 53a-181d) definition of stalking rather than definition of stalking in Princess Q. H. v. Robert H. (150 Conn. App. 105); "The defendant, R. S., appeals from the judgment of the trial court granting the application of the self-represented plaintiff, D. S., for relief from abuse and issuing a domestic violence restraining order pursuant to General Statutes § 46b-15. On appeal, the defendant claims that the court incorrectly based its decision on (1) the wrong definition of stalking and (2) testimony of the plaintiff given on behalf of her minor child (child). We affirm the judgment of the trial court.")

AC42477 - Flood v. Flood (Dissolution of marriage; motions for modification of child support; "The defendant, Robert Flood, appeals from the judgment of the trial court in favor of the plaintiff, Bethany Flood, on her postjudgment motion for modification of child support. The defendant claims that the trial court erred in granting the plaintiff's motion (1) by predicating its ruling on a finding that there had been a substantial change in circumstances since the date of the last court order requiring him to pay child support, as agreed to by the parties and entered by the court as part of the judgment dissolving their marriage, (2) by failing to consider or respond to the needs of the child when fashioning its modified child support order, and thus merely ordering an improper wealth transfer between the parties, and (3) by entering its modified order without ruling on the defendant's conflicting, simultaneously argued motion for modification of child support. We reject the defendant's claims and, thus, affirm the judgment of the trial court.")