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Family Law Appellate Court Opinions

by Booth, George


AC44591 - Swain v. Swain (Dissolution of marriage; postjudgment motion to modify custody, child support, visitation and parental access schedule; "The plaintiff, Earl W. Swain, appeals from the judgment of the trial court granting in part a postjudgment motion to modify filed by the self-represented defendant, Tina N. Swain. On appeal, the plaintiff claims that the court improperly modified the existing orders as to visitation, the parental access plan, and child support because the defendant's motion to modify sought only to modify custody. We disagree and, accordingly, affirm the judgment of the court")

AC42601 - Szymonik v. Szymonik (Dissolution of marriage; motion for contempt; motion for sanctions; "In this extensively litigated postdissolution matter, the defendant, Peter Szymonik, challenges the judgments of the trial court finding him in contempt on two separate occasions and sanctioning him for engaging in bad faith litigation. On appeal, the defendant presents a myriad of overlapping and intertwined arguments seeking a reversal of the court's judgments. After a careful review of the file, the memoranda of decision, the appellate briefs, and the parties' oral argument before this court, we affirm the judgments of the trial court.")