Anderson v. Anderson
A parent can be ordered not to remove a minor child from the State of Connecticut for more than seven days without a court order or the other parent's written consent. The parties married in 2001 in Jamaica and have one minor child. The parties experienced financial difficulties after they purchased a second residence, and they were not able to keep up with the mortgage. The husband vacated the marital residence in November 2011. Allegedly, the wife recently sent the minor child, 2, to Jamaica for two months, to visit relatives, without consulting the husband. The plaintiff husband earns about $350 per week, after expenses, as a taxi driver, plus $8,500 per year as a result of a part-time job. He also receives $38,400 per year in rental income, from a property that he owned prior to the marriage, and $1,300 per month in Social Security income. The wife earns $68,000 gross per year as a nurse. The court awarded joint custody of the minor child, with primary residence with the wife. The court ordered the husband to pay child support of $145 per week, plus 40 percent of unreimbursed medical expenses and 40 percent of childcare expenses. The court ordered each party to maintain $50,000 in life insurance and to name the minor child as the beneficiary. The parties may not remove the minor child from the State of Connecticut for more than seven days without a court order or the other party's written consent. The court ordered the husband to quitclaim the marital residence to the wife and the parties to divide equally any liabilities, deficiency judgment or legal costs that result from foreclosure. The court awarded the husband the rental property that he owned prior to the marriage and ordered that he remove the wife's name from the mortgage, on or before March 2016, and pay the wife $10,000. The court awarded each party accounts and investments. The court awarded the wife the Hyundai.