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Author Archives: Teresa Bruno, Opinions Editor

Domestic Relations – Parent & Child – Termination of Parental Rights – Civil Practice – Personal Jurisdiction – Service of Process (access required)

Where the respondent-father was not personally served with process, and where the record contains no affidavit showing the circumstances warranting service by publication or showing DSS’s due diligence in attempting to locate respondent, the trial court lacked personal jurisdiction over ...

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Domestic Relations – Parent & Child – Abuse & Neglect – Evidence – Hearsay – Infant’s Medical Diagnosis – First Impression (access required)

We improvidently allowed discretionary review of the Court of Appeals’ decision (The trial court properly admitted testimony as to what the respondent-mother told doctors about the respondent-father’s mistreatment of the parents’ two-month-old son. These were statements for the purpose of ...

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