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Domestic Relations – Parent & Child – Custody – Civil Practice – Standing – Strangers – ‘Significant Relationship’ – Two Months (access required)

Myers v. Baldwin. (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-07-0671, 9 pp.) (Ann Marie Calabria, J.) Appealed from Forsyth County District Court. (Denise S. Hartsfield, J.) N.C. App. Holding: A two-month relationship is not significant enough to allow plaintiffs to sue for custody ...

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Domestic Relations – Equitable Distribution – Stipulations – Marital Debt Payments – Divisible Property – ‘Credit’ – Bank Account – Commingling – Transmutation (access required)

Stovall v. Stovall. (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-07-0693, 16 pp.) (Donna S. Stroud, J.) Appealed from Stokes County District Court. (Angela B. Puckett, J.) N.C. App. Holding: Where the parties stipulated that an equal division was equitable but disagreed about the ...

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Domestic Relations – Equitable Distribution – Lien ‘Removal’ – Ambiguity – Consent Judgment – Mistake (access required)

Griffith v. Curtis. (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-07-0663, 7 pp.) (Sanford L. Steelman Jr., J.) Appealed from Buncombe County District Court. (Rebecca B. Knight, J.) N.C. App. Holding: Language in an equitable-distribution consent judgment that required a wife to “remove the ...

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Domestic Relations – Civil Practice – Summons – Subject-Matter jurisdiction – Parent & Child – Paternity (access required)

Helms v. Landry. (Lawyers Weekly No. 09-16-9643, 7 pp.) (Linda M. McGee, J.) Appealed from Mecklenburg County District Court. (Christy T. Mann, J.) N.C. App. Unpub. Holding: Plaintiff’s failure to have a summons issued in this custody/paternity matter did not ...

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Domestic Relations – Parent & Child – Custody – Judges – Recusal – Civil Practice – Venue (access required)

Cordell v. Doyle. (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-16-0638, 21 pp.) (Rick Elmore, J.) Appealed from Buncombe County District Court. (Marvin P. Pope Jr., J.) N.C. App. Unpub. Holding: The parties presented conflicting evidence concerning their communications – and the lack thereof ...

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