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Legal Statutes: Connecticut

UPDATED January 10, 2017

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Part I. General Provisions

back to top§ 46b-59b. Court may not grant visitation to parent convicted of murder. Exception

Notwithstanding any provisions of this chapter, no court shall make an order granting the right of visitation to a parent who has been convicted of murder under section 53a-54a, 53a-54b, 53a-54c or 53a-54d, or in any other jurisdiction, of any crime the essential elements of which are substantially the same as any of such crimes, unless the child who is the subject of the visitation order is of sufficient age to signify such child's wishes and such child assents to such order. Until any such visitation order is granted, no person shall visit, with the child present, such parent who has been convicted of murder without the consent of the child's parent, guardian or legal custodian.

(1998, P.A. 98-81, § 19, eff. July 1, 1998; 2001, P.A. 01-211, § 16.)