State/Prov. : Connecticut
Case name : Stancuna v. Stancuna
Case # : 135 Conn. App. 349 May 8, 2012
Court : Connecticut Appellate Court
Reviewed by : Laura Morgan
Main issue : custody modification
Evidence was sufficient to support finding that ex‑wife did not pose a flight risk, as required to support custody modification order permitting ex‑wife to travel with the parties' minor children to foreign country; although ex‑wife was a foreign citizen with alleged property interests and family in the foreign country, evidence that she did not pose a flight risk came from both ex‑husband's brother and psychologist who conducted custody evaluation, and court found that ex‑wife had made considerable progress toward United States citizenship and that she had invested significant time and money in establishing a home and career in Connecticut.
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