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Domestic Relations – Parent & Child – Private Termination Action – Paternity, Child Support & Abandonment (access required)

When basing the termination of parental rights on the grounds of abandonment under G.S. § 7B-1111(a)(5), a court must make specific findings of fact as to each subsection. The trial court’s order failed to address either § 7B-1111(a)(5)(b) – whether the respondent-father legitimated petitioner’s daughter pursuant to G.S. § 49-10 or § 49-12.1 – or ...

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