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Domestic Relations – Civil Practice – Appeals – Interlocutory Order – Rule 54(b) Certification – Separation Agreement (access required)

Johnson v. Johnson. (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-07-1092, 15 pp.) (Linda Stephens, J.) (Barbara Jackson, J., concurring) Appealed from Carteret County District Court. (Peter Mack, J.) N.C. App. Click here for the full text of the opinion. Holding: The trial court’s ...

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Domestic Relations – Child Support – Arrearages – UIFSA – Full Faith & Credit (access required)

State o/b/o Benford v. Bryant. The trial court did not have the legal authority to reduce the amount of arrearage that accrued under a Michigan child support judgment under the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act. The court must give full faith and credit to support payments accrued and vested under the Mich. judgment.

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Domestic Relations – Separation Agreement – Rescission – Ratification – Acceptance of Benefits – Appeals – Interlocutory – Substantial Right (access required)

Honeycutt v. Honeycutt. Even though the plaintiff-wife claims the parties' separation agreement is unfair and was unfairly pushed upon her by the defendant-husband, since the wife accepted and retains benefits under the separation agreement, she has ratified the agreement and cannot have it rescinded. We affirm the trial court's grant of partial summary judgment for the husband as to the wife's rescission claim.

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