CHAPTER 901
DAMAGES, COSTS AND FEES

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Sec. 52-251d. Attorney's fees in action to establish paternity or establish, modify or enforce child support orders in temporary family assistance cases.

      Sec. 52-251d. Attorney's fees in action to establish paternity or establish, modify or enforce child support orders in temporary family assistance cases. (a) In any civil action to establish paternity or to establish, modify or enforce child support orders in temporary family assistance cases pursuant to sections 17b-745, 46b-86, 46b-160, 46b-171, 46b-172, 46b-215 and 46b-231, the court may allow the state, when it is the prevailing party, a reasonable attorney's fee.

      (b) The provisions of subsection (a) of this section shall not be deemed: (1) To create a new cause of action against any individual; or (2) to confer any new jurisdiction upon the Superior Court in any action against any individual.

      (P.A. 92-253, S. 9; June 18 Sp. Sess. P.A. 97-1, S. 70, 75; June 18 Sp. Sess. P.A. 97-2, S. 109, 165; June 18 Sp. Sess. P.A. 97-7, S. 27, 38; P.A. 11-214, S. 30.)

      History: June 18 Sp. Sess. P.A. 97-1 deleted reference to Sec. 46b-180 in Subsec. (a) and made a technical change in Subsec. (b), effective January 1, 1998; June 18 Sp. Sess. P.A. 97-2 replaced reference to "AFDC" with "TANF" in Subsec. (a), effective July 1, 1997; June 18 Sp. Sess. P.A. 97-7 amended Subsec. (a) by replacing reference to Sec. 17b-748 with Sec. 17b-745, effective July 1, 1997; P.A. 11-214 amended Subsec. (a) to substitute "temporary family assistance" for "TANF".

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