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  • Connecticut Family Law Citations: A Reference Guide to Connecticut Family Law Decisions, by Cynthia C. George

  • Connecticut Practice, Family Law and Practice with Forms by Arnold H. Rutkin

    • Part 10: Custody and Visitation

  • Friendly Divorce Guidebook for Connecticut, by Barbara Kahn Stark

  • Library of Connecticut Family Law Forms, by Thomas D. Colin, ed.

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Connecticut General Statutes

Selected Statutes:

  • Sec. 17b-27. Voluntary acknowledgment of paternity program.

  • Sec. 45a-606. (Formerly Sec. 45-43). Father and mother joint guardians.

  • Sec. 45a-607. (Formerly Sec. 45-44). Temporary custody of minor pending application to probate court for removal of guardian or termination of parental rights.

  • Sec. 46b-56. Superior Court orders re custody, care of minor children or parents in actions for dissolution of marriage, legal separation and annulment.

  • Sec. 46b-56a. Joint custody. Definition. Presumption. Conciliation.

  • Sec. 46b-56b. Presumption re best interest of child to be in custody of parent.

  • Sec. 46b-57. Third party intervention re custody of minor children. Preference of child.

  • Sec. 46b-59. Petition for right of visitation with minor child. Order for payment of fees.

  • Sec. 46b-59a. Mediation of disputes re enforcement of visitation rights.

  • Sec. 46b-61. Orders re children where parents live separately.

  • Sec. 46b-64. Orders of court prior to return day of complaint.

  • Sec. 46b-69b. Parenting education program.

  • Sec. 46b-87. Contempt of orders.

  • Sec. 46b-87a. Forms and instructions for application for contempt order based on violation of visitation order.

  • Chapter 815p. Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction & Enforcement Act

  • Chapter 818. Connecticut Parentage Act

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