Custody Ruling Could Have National Impact

Court makes it easier for out-of-state parents to claim kids in Connecticut

In a decision expected to have an impact on custody law across the country, the Connecticut Supreme Court has ruled that out-of-state parents no longer have to await the completion of a lengthy review process, spelled out by the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC), before being allowed to claim their children. The study can take months, or even years, to complete in some states.

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