O’Neal v. O’Neal (Lawyers Weekly No. 011-199-17, 12 pp.) (Valerie Zachary, J.) Appealed from Currituck County Superior Court (Walter Godwin, J.) N.C. App. Holding: Defendant had her grandmother declared incompetent and became her guardian; accordingly, the power of attorney that ...Read More »
In re C.M. The trial court’s meager findings, based on a hearing in which no evidence was taken, no exhibits were admitted, and no previous orders were judicially noticed, are insufficient to support the trial court’s decision to award guardianship to non-relatives and to cease further review in this matter.
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White v. Harold L. & Audree S. Mills Charitable Remainder Unitrust At the time the trial court entered summary judgment for defendants, named plaintiff Ray White no longer had the authority to sustain the present action because his ward had passed away. Although the trial court subsequently entered a consent order substituting the collector of the ward/decedent’s estate as plaintiff, we must vacate the summary judgment order against then-named plaintiff White and remand for the court’s consideration of any issues presented by the collector of the decedent’s estate.Read More »
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