My name isXXXXX'm a licensed attorney. Glad to try and help out.
Sure sorry for the circumstances, truly. My heart goes out to you folks.
Accordingly, I'm pleased to share some good news with you, as follows. The fact that your son is currently incarcerated does not for one minute automatically "undo" or strip him or his rights as a natural parent. Some incarcerated parents have lost their parental rights by virtue of the other parent claiming "abandonment". However, Connecticut is one of a minority of states which have actually enacted specific guidelines to protect incarcerated parents from such occurrences. Here's the actual language of the Court's opinion: “Incarceration alone, however, is not sufficient to establish the statutory grounds for abandonment.” In re Terrance C., 58 Conn. App. 389, 394-395, 755 A.2d 232 (2000). So, the botXXXXX XXXXXne is that if the mother wants to seek a change in custody, she must petition the Court, serve your son with proper notice, and afford him an opportunity to have his side heard, just as if they were both living in the community. While I regret it's happening at all, Connecticut is actually one of the very best state jurisdictions in which to have such a dispute take place.
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I truly hope all works out for you, your son, and your grandson.