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Domestic Relations — Equitable Distribution – Homeowners Insurance – Wife’s Separate Property – Tornado Damage (access required)

Robbins v. Robbins (Lawyers Weekly No. 15-07-0309, 28 pp.) (Douglas McCullough, J.) Appealed from Greene County District Court (Tim Finan, J.) N.C. App. Holding: After the parties’ separation, the insurance on the marital home lapsed; the defendant-wife bought a new ...

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Domestic Relations — Equitable Distribution – Classification — Credit Card Charges — Brokerage Account (access required)

Comstock v. Comstock (Lawyers Weekly No. 15-07-0300, 31 pp.) (Rick Elmore, J.) Appealed from Mecklenburg County District Court (Ronald Chapman, J.) N.C. App. Holding: The defendant-husband’s pre-separation credit card charges for women, drinking and gambling are not marital debt. The ...

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Domestic Relations – Parent & Child – Retroactive & Prospective Support – Civil Practice – Service of Process – Father’s Income (access required)

Moore v. McLaughlin (Lawyers Weekly No. 15-16-0261, 12 pp.) (Sanford Steelman Jr., J.) Appealed from Union County District Court (William Helms III, J.) N.C. App. Unpub. Holding: Although plaintiff’s child support action was originally filed on July 23, 2010, defendant ...

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Domestic Relations – Separation Agreement – Civil Practice – Prior Action Pending – After-Arising Claims (access required)

Jones v. Jones (Lawyers Weekly No. 15-16-0258, 8 pp.) (Martha Geer, J.) COA14-507. Appealed from Lee County District Court (Caron Stewart, J.) N.C. App. Unpub. Holding: Not only did the plaintiff-wife’s claims for breach of the parties’ separation agreement arise ...

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Domestic Relations — Civil Practice – Contempt Motion – Involuntary Dismissal – New Motion – New Allegations – Parent & Child – Custody (access required)

Hebenstreit v. Hebenstreit (Lawyers Weekly No. 15-07-0238, 12 pp.) (John Tyson, J.) Appealed from Onslow County District Court (Louis Foy Jr., J.) N.C. App. Holding: It is true that the plaintiff-father’s first contempt motion was dismissed with prejudice for failure ...

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Domestic Relations — Parent & Child – Termination of Parental Rights – Civil Practice – Verification – Subject Matter Jurisdiction (access required)

In re N.T. (Lawyers Weekly No. 15-07-0239, 7 pp.) (Wanda Bryant, J.) Appealed from Wake County District Court (Monica Bousman, J.) N.C. App. Holding: On Wake County Human Services’ petition alleging minor child N.T. was a neglected juvenile, the signature ...

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