September 6, 2019
from the Superior Court, Judicial District of Hartford,
Juvenile Matters, Hoffman, J.
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M. Helmrich, for the appellant (respondent mother).
Nadim, assistant attorney general, with whom, on the brief,
were William Tong, attorney general, and Benjamin Zivyon,
assistant attorney general, for the appellee (petitioner).
Wolf, for the minor child.
Moll and Devlin, Js.
Conn.App. 101] The respondent mother 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. We disagree and,
accordingly, affirm the judgment of the trial court.
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 respondents
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