2018 Connecticut General Statutes
Title 45a - Probate Courts and Procedure
Chapter 802h - Protected Persons and Their Property
Section 45a-612 - (Formerly Sec. 45-44e). Visitation with minor when proceeding for removal of guardian, appointment of guardian or termination of parental rights is pending.
In connection with any proceeding for removal of guardian, appointment of guardian for a minor who has no guardian or termination of parental rights pursuant to sections 45a-603 to 45a-622, inclusive, and 45a-715 to 45a-719, inclusive, the Probate Court may grant visitation to (1) any parent or guardian if temporary custody of the minor has been granted to another person pending the hearing on removal or termination of parental rights, (2) any person who has been removed as guardian of the minor, or (3) any relative of the minor. Such order shall be made in accordance with the best judgment of the court upon the facts of the case and subject to such conditions and limitations as it deems equitable. In making, modifying or terminating such an order, the court shall be guided by the best interests of the minor, giving consideration to the wishes of such minor if he or she is of sufficient age and capable of forming an intelligent opinion. The grant of such visitation rights shall not prevent any court of competent jurisdiction from thereafter acting upon the custody of such minor, the parental rights with respect to such minor or the adoption of such minor, and any such court may include in its decree an order terminating such visitation rights.
(P.A. 82-237; P.A. 93-62; P.A. 16-7, S. 5.)
History: Sec. 45-44e transferred to Sec. 45a-612 in 1991; P.A. 93-62 amended section to provide that any person removed as guardian, any relative or any parent denied temporary custody may be granted visitation rights; P.A. 16-7 replaced provision re Probate Court authority to grant visitation to certain persons with provision re same in connection with proceeding for removal of guardian, appointment of guardian or termination of parental rights, and made technical and conforming changes.
Annotation to former section 45-44e:
Cited. 193 C. 393.
Annotations to present section:
Cited. 217 C. 459; 237 C. 233.
Cited. 44 CS 169.