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Family Law Appellate Court Opinion

by Booth, George


AC42438 - Parisi v. Niblett (Child custody; motion to modify; "The plaintiff, Jason S. Parisi, appeals from the judgment of the trial court dismissing his motion for modification of Florida child custody orders on jurisdictional grounds. On appeal, the plaintiff claims that the court improperly (1) failed to conclude that it had subject matter jurisdiction to modify the Florida judgment pursuant to General Statutes ยง 46b-56 (a), and (2) deferred to the Florida court and determined that it lacked subject matter jurisdiction regarding the plaintiff's motion for modification without first conducting an evidentiary hearing. We do not agree with the plaintiff's first claim, but agree with his second claim. Accordingly, we reverse the judgment of the trial court.")