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Family Law Appellate Court Opinions

by Roy, Christopher


AC39650 - LaBorne v. LaBorne ("The plaintiff, Riitta LaBorne, appeals from the judgment of the trial court rendered following a postdissolution hearing. The plaintiff claims that the court erred in (1) failing to value the parties' assets as of the date of the dissolution, (2) basing its alimony orders on the parties' gross income, rather than net income, and (3) concluding that the defendant, John C. LaBorne, was permitted to withdraw funds from his retirement account for the purpose of paying alimony. We agree and reverse the judgment of the trial court.")

AC42118 - Margarita O. v. Fernando I. ("The self-represented defendant, Fernando I., appeals from the judgment of the trial court granting the application of the plaintiff, Margarita O., for relief from abuse and issuing a restraining order pursuant to General Statutes ยง 46b-15.The defendant claims that the court erroneously (1) determined that he had subjected the plaintiff to a recent pattern of threatening, and (2) ordered the defendant to stay 100 yards away from the plaintiff except 'when both children are present.' We conclude that there was no evidence to support the court's order requiring the defendant to 'stay 100 yards away from the [plaintiff]' with an exception 'for the 100 yard stay away when both children are present.' Accordingly, we reverse in part the judgment of the court as to the 'stay 100 yards away' order and remand the case for a new hearing with respect to any order of protection, if proven necessary by the plaintiff, in situations where the defendant seeks interaction with his children and the plaintiff is present. We otherwise affirm the judgment of the trial court.")