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Domestic Relations – Parent & Child – Support – Imputed Income – Rental Property – Underemployment (access required)

Stein v. Brasington (Lawyers Weekly No. 14-16-0324, 15 pp.) (Mark Davis, J.) Appealed from Wake County District Court (Lori Christian, J.) N.C. App. Unpub. Holding: The trial court’s unchallenged findings – that (1) plaintiff is “voluntarily underemployed” and “deliberately suppressing ...

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Domestic Relations – UIFSA – Tennessee Marital Dissolution Agreement – NC Registration – Civil Practice – Contempt (access required)

Marshall v. Marshall (Lawyers Weekly No. 14-16-0317, 23 pp.) (Linda Stephens, J.) Appealed from Mecklenburg County District Court (Paige McThenia, J.) N.C. App. Unpub. Holding: Once the parties’ Tennessee marital dissolution agreement was registered in North Carolina, our courts had ...

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Domestic Relations – Parent & Child – Custody Modification – Change in Circumstances — Mother’s Relocations – Best Interests (access required)

Spoon v. Spoon (Lawyers Weekly No. 14-07-0243, 22 pp.) (Mark Davis, J.) Appealed from Alamance County District Court (Kathryn Whitaker Overby, J.) N.C. App. Holding: The defendant-mother had already moved from Burlington to Mebane when a 2011 custody order was ...

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Domestic Relations – Parent & Child – Visitation – Indecent Liberties – Child Support – Imputed Income – Attorney’s Fees (access required)

Respess v. Respess (Lawyers Weekly No. 14-07-0196, 41 pp.) (Sanford Steelman Jr., J.) Appealed from Beaufort County District Court (Christopher McLendon, J.) N.C. App. Holding: A father who was convicted of sexually molesting one of his children can be denied ...

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Domestic Relations – Parent & Child – Custody Order – No Visitation Provision – Temporary Order – Best Interest Standard (access required)

Moore v. Moore (Lawyers Weekly No. 14-16-0174, 8 pp.) (Rick Elmore, J.) Appealed from Henderson County District Court (Mack Brittain, J.) N.C. App. Unpub. Holding: Since the child custody consent order did not provide for the children’s visitation with the ...

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