Taff v. Bettcher (1997)

In Taff v. Bettcher, 243 Conn. 380, 703 A.2d 759 (1997) the Court addressed whether a postdissolution order precluding the parties from filing any motions pertaining to the custody of their son for one year constituted an appealable final judgment. On the basis of the significant effect on the rights of the parties, the Court concluded that the order indeed was a final judgment for the purposes of an immediate appeal. Particularly, the Court held that "a court order barring the parties for one year from seeking review on the issues of custody and visitation may interfere with a parent's custodial rights over a significant period in a manner that cannot be redressed at a later time." Id. at 387.