Family Law Keyed to Weisberg
Gilman v. Gilman
The parties married in 1997 in Maryland, with the marriage producing a child, Austin Gilman. Austin was born in Connecticut. Around September of 1998 the parties moved to Maryland, where they lived into the year 2000. The parties moved back to Connecticut in June of 2000, where the child stayed until mid-July, when he went to visit his maternal grandmother in Maryland. On July 20, 2000 defendant mother returned to Maryland. According to defendant, she never promised to return to Connecticut. According to plaintiff, she indicated she was unsure of her feelings and was in Maryland temporarily. She stayed in Maryland with the child of this marriage and another child of hers. She lived with her mother and the child in Maryland from July 20, 2000 forward. There was contact between plaintiff and defendant during the time, and plaintiff traveled to Maryland to discuss the status of their relationship. The defendant commenced an action in Maryland circuit court, serving the plaintiff in January 2001. The child came to Connecticut in November of 2000 to visit his father for three weeks. The father again took the child in December and brought him to Connecticut for another visit. The child was never returned to Maryland. Since such time the defendant has not been allowed to see the child, except under supervision of the plaintiff, by unilateral rule of the plaintiff.
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