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Domestic Relations – Equitable Distribution – Small Assets – Alimony – Supporting & Dependent Spouses – Civil Practice – Rule 52 Findings – Collateral Attack (access required)

Powers v. Powers (Lawyers Weekly No. 012-135-16, 16 pp.) (Valerie Zachary, J.) Appealed from Wake County District Court (Lori Christian, J.) N.C. App. Unpub. Holding: G.S. § 50-20 requires the trial court to classify and distribute all marital property, even ...

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Domestic Relations – Parent & Child – Termination of Parental Rights – Civil Practice – Judgments – Oral Announcement & Written Order – Additional Ground (access required)

In re O.D.S. (Lawyers Weekly No. 011-184-16, 21 pp.) (Linda McGee, C.J.) Appealed from Orange County District Court (Beverly Scarlett, J.) N.C. App. Holding: When the trial court announced in open court its decision to terminate respondent’s parental rights, the ...

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