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Family Law Appellate Court Opinions

by Booth, George


AC44304 - Scott v. Scott (Dissolution of marriage; postdissolution motion for contempt; award of attorney's fees pursuant to statute (§ 46b-87); "This appeal stems from postdissolution proceedings in which the defendant, Kyu Scott, moved that the plaintiff, Peter J. Scott, be found in contempt by virtue of his breach of several provisions of the separation agreement (agreement) that was entered into by the parties and incorporated into the judgment dissolving their marriage. On appeal, the defendant claims that the court improperly (1) denied her motion for contempt, (2) rewrote the agreement and retroactively modified a child support order, (3) failed to find an arrearage and enter orders necessary to preserve the integrity of the agreement, (4) determined that the defendant was not entitled to reimbursement for the cost of an out-of-network oral surgeon, and (5) ordered the defendant to pay attorney's fees to the plaintiff. We affirm the judgment of the trial court.")

AC44842 - K. D. v. D. D. ("The defendant, D. D., appeals from the judgment of the trial court granting the application for a civil restraining order pursuant to General Statutes § 46b-15 filed by the plaintiff, K. D. On appeal, the defendant claims that the court improperly issued the civil restraining order because it applied an incorrect legal standard when it determined that he had subjected the plaintiff to a pattern of threatening. We agree and, accordingly, reverse the judgment of the trial court.")