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Family Law Appellate Court Opinion

by Zigadto, Janet


AC45210 - Rek v. Pettit ("This appeal concerns the propriety of the December 15, 2021 judgment of the trial court issuing certain orders regarding visitation between the defendants, Kirk Pettit and Charlotte Pettit, and Caleb, a minor child. On appeal, the plaintiffs, Peter Rek and Carisa Rek, the legal guardians of Caleb, claim that the court (1) lacked subject matter jurisdiction to issue those orders, (2) improperly denied their motion to open and vacate the December 15, 2021 judgment, and (3) improperly denied their motion for a mistrial due to the court's failure to render judgment in accordance with General Statutes ยง 51-183b.

While this appeal was pending, the trial court granted the plaintiffs' motion to terminate visitation between the defendants and Caleb. When no appeal was taken from that judgment, this court invited the parties to file supplemental briefs on the issue of whether the present appeal is moot. Having considered that issue of subject matter jurisdiction in light of the foregoing, we conclude that the plaintiffs' appeal is moot and dismiss the appeal.")