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In re Kadon M.

Appellate Court of Connecticut

October 21, 2019

IN RE KADON M.[*]

         Argued September 6, 2019

          Appeal from the Superior Court, Judicial District of Hartford, Juvenile Matters, Hoffman, J.

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          Stein M. Helmrich, for the appellant (respondent mother).

         Sara Nadim, assistant attorney general, with whom, on the brief, were William Tong, attorney general, and Benjamin Zivyon, assistant attorney general, for the appellee (petitioner).

         Kristen Wolf, for the minor child.

         Elgo, Moll and Devlin, Js.

          OPINION

         DEVLIN, J.

         [194 Conn.App. 101] The respondent mother[1] appeals from the judgment of the trial court transferring guardianship [194 Conn.App. 102] of her son, Kadon M., to his paternal grandmother. On appeal, the respondent claims that the trial court improperly denied the oral motion of the attorney for Kadon M. to appoint a guardian ad litem.[2] We disagree and, accordingly, affirm the judgment of the trial court.

          The following facts and procedural history are relevant to this appeal. Kadon M. is a seven year old child currently under the care of his paternal grandmother. On June 26, 2017, the petitioner, the Commissioner of Children and Families, filed a neglect petition on behalf of Kadon M. due to concerns regarding medical and physical neglect and the respondent’s transiency. Following a trial, the court, C. Taylor, J., determined that Kadon M. was neglected and ordered a period of six-month protective supervision with custody vested in Kadon M.’s father on March 5, 2018.

          Subsequently, on June 8, 2018, Kadon M.’s father was incarcerated and, as a result, the petitioner initiated a ninety-six-hour hold on Kadon M. On that day, Kadon M. was placed with his paternal grandmother. A few days later, on June 12, 2018, the trial court, Dannehy, J., issued ...


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