CHAPTER 815

COURT PROCEEDINGS IN FAMILY RELATIONS MATTERS

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Sec. 46b-1. (Formerly Sec. 51-330). Family relations matters defined.

Sec. 46b-8. (Formerly Sec. 51-341). Motion for modification of support order combined with motion for contempt.


Sec. 46b-1. (Formerly Sec. 51-330). Family relations matters defined. Matters within the jurisdiction of the Superior Court deemed to be family relations matters shall be matters affecting or involving: (1) Dissolution of marriage, contested and uncontested, except dissolution upon conviction of crime as provided in section 46b-47; (2) legal separation; (3) annulment of marriage; (4) alimony, support, custody and change of name incident to dissolution of marriage, legal separation and annulment; (5) actions brought under section 46b-15; (6) complaints for change of name; (7) civil support obligations; (8) habeas corpus and other proceedings to determine the custody and visitation of children; (9) habeas corpus brought by or on behalf of any mentally ill person except a person charged with a criminal offense; (10) appointment of a commission to inquire whether a person is wrongfully confined as provided by section 17a-523; (11) juvenile matters as provided in section 46b-121; (12) all rights and remedies provided for in chapter 815j; (13) the establishing of paternity; (14) appeals from probate concerning: (A) Adoption or termination of parental rights; (B) appointment and removal of guardians; (C) custody of a minor child; (D) appointment and removal of conservators; (E) orders for custody of any child; and (F) orders of commitment of persons to public and private institutions and to other appropriate facilities as provided by statute; (15) actions related to prenuptial and separation agreements and to matrimonial and civil union decrees of a foreign jurisdiction; (16) dissolution, legal separation or annulment of a civil union performed in a foreign jurisdiction; (17) custody proceedings brought under the provisions of chapter 815p; and (18) all such other matters within the jurisdiction of the Superior Court concerning children or family relations as may be determined by the judges of said court.

(1959, P.A. 531, S. 3; 1967, P.A. 183, S. 3; P.A. 73-373, S. 36; P.A. 76-436, S. 89, 681; P.A. 77-336, S. 2; 77-452, S. 15, 72; 77-576, S. 37, 65; P.A. 78-318, S. 26; 78-379, S. 13, 27; P.A. 86-337, S. 9; P.A. 03-19, S. 101; P.A. 12-133, S. 32; P.A. 13-194, S. 1.)

History: 1967 act removed jurisdiction of commitments of mentally ill persons; P.A. 73-373 substituted “dissolution of marriage” for “divorce” where appearing; P.A. 76-436 restated provisions generally, in Subdiv. (6) included criminal actions, in Subdiv. (7) added reference to visitation, inserted new Subdivs. (10) to (14), renumbering remaining Subdivs. accordingly, in Subdiv. (15) included termination of penal rights and rephrased clause re orders of commitment, deleted former Subdiv. re appeals from judgment or order of juvenile court, inserted new Subdivs. (16) and (17) and renumbered former Subdiv. (12), effective July 1, 1978; P.A. 77-336 inserted new Subdiv. (5) re actions brought under Sec. 46b-38, renumbering accordingly; P.A. 77-452 deleted former Subdiv. (12) re judicial consent to marriage of a minor, renumbering accordingly and making minor changes in wording elsewhere; P.A. 77-576 deleted former Subsec. (10) re termination of parental rights with regard to children committed to state agency and contested termination of parental rights transferred to probate court and included jurisdictional power re matrimonial decrees of foreign jurisdiction; P.A. 78-318 included jurisdiction over custody proceedings under Ch. 815; P.A. 78-379 deleted reference to criminal actions in Subdiv. (7) and deleted former Subdiv. (16) re offenses committed by minor children against their parents; Sec. 51-182c temporarily renumbered as Sec. 51-330 and ultimately transferred to Sec. 46b-1 in 1979; P.A. 86-337 substituted reference to Sec. 46b-15 for reference to Sec. 46b-38; P.A. 03-19 made technical changes, effective May 12, 2003; P.A. 12-133 added “and civil union” in Subdiv. (15), effective July 1, 2012; P.A. 13-194 added new Subdiv. (16) re dissolution, legal separation or annulment of a civil union performed in a foreign jurisdiction, redesignated existing Subdivs. (16) and (17) as Subdivs. (17) and (18), and made a technical change.

Sec. 46b-8. (Formerly Sec. 51-341). Motion for modification of support order combined with motion for contempt. Section 46b-8 is repealed, effective October 1, 2013.

(P.A. 73-308; P.A. 13-213, S. 6.)