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Family Law Appellate Court Opinions

by Booth, George


AC42497 - Giordano v. Giordano (Dissolution of marriage; motion to modify alimony; motion for contempt; "In this postmarital dissolution matter, the defendant, Ray Giordano, appeals from the judgment of the trial court granting the motions of the plaintiff, Nancy Giordano, for modification and for contempt relating to the defendant's failure to pay alimony. We affirm the judgment of the trial court related to the plaintiff's motion for modification of alimony, and we reverse the court's finding of contempt against the defendant.")

AC41360 - Davis v. Davis (Dissolution of marriage; whether trial court provided defendant with adequate notice that it might dispose of plaintiff's motion for modification of alimony at certain hearing; "In this postdissolution matter, the defendant, Alexander F. Davis, Sr., appeals from a number of postdissolution decisions by the trial court in favor of the plaintiff, Amy A. Davis. On appeal, the defendant claims that the court (1) improperly granted the plaintiff's postjudgment motion to modify alimony without providing sufficient notice in violation of his right to due process, (2) improperly ordered the defendant to reimburse the plaintiff for expenses related to septic system repairs at the marital residence, and (3) abused its discretion under General Statutes ยง 46b-224 by calculating the defendant's outstanding child support obligations without crediting the time that the minor child was in his custody. We agree with the defendant's third claim and, accordingly, affirm in part and reverse in part the judgment of the trial court.")