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Legal Statutes: Connecticut

UPDATED January 10, 2017

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Part I. General Provisions

back to top§ 46b-56b. Presumption re best interest of child to be in custody of parent

In any dispute as to the custody of a minor child involving a parent and a nonparent, there shall be a presumption that it is in the best interest of the child to be in the custody of the parent, which presumption may be rebutted by showing that it would be detrimental to the child to permit the parent to have custody.

(1985, P.A. 85-244, § 2, eff. May 30, 1985; 1986, P.A. 86-224; 1986, P.A. 86-403, § 81, eff. June 11, 1986.)