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Domestic Relations — Child Custody – Attorney’s Fee Award – Judgment Lien – Unauthorized (access required)

In this custody action, G.S. § 50-13.6 allowed the trial court to award attorney’s fees to the intervenors, and its award was enforceable by contempt. However, since the award was made pursuant to § 50-13.6, the trial court lacked the authority to order that its award be paid out of a personal injury settlement that ...

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