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Domestic Relations – Adoption – Subject-Matter Jurisdiction – Statutes – Best Interest of the Child Standard – Custody Decree (access required)

Boseman v. Jarrell. The Court of Appeals erred in determining that an adoption decree was valid where the adoption court crafted a remedy not recognized by the adoption statutes. The decree is void ab initio, and the plaintiff is not a legally . . .

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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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