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Domestic Relations – Equitable Distribution – Classification & Valuation – Profit Distribution – Attorney’s Fees (access required)

Simon v. Simon Although the trial court accepted plaintiff’s expert’s date-of-separation valuation of certain shares of stock, the trial court was not required to assign a date-of-distribution value to the shares; therefore, the trial court did not err when it declined to accept plaintiff’s expert’s date-of-distribution valuation of the shares.

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Domestic Relations – Parent & Child – Termination of Parental Rights – Abandonment – Notice – Adoption – Financial Benefits (access required)

In re T.J.F While the better practice would have been to specifically plead termination of the respondent-father’s parental rights pursuant to G.S. § 7B-1111(a)(7), the petition here sufficiently alleged facts to place respondent on notice that his parental rights might be terminated on the basis that he had abandoned his child.

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Domestic Relations – Parent & Child – Support Arrearage – Civil Practice — Reduced to Judgment – Collection – Monthly Payments (access required)

Duplin County DSS ex rel. Pulley v. Frazier</em. Contrary to the trial court’s ruling, G.S. § 50-13.4 is not vague; the statute allows the court to require a parent to make monthly payments towards a child support arrearage, even after the arrearage has been reduced to judgment. The trial court erred when it granted the defendant-father’s Rule 60 motion to set aside the Aug. 30, 2010 judgment entered by Judge Hardison.

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