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Domestic Relations – Parent & Child – Custody Modification – Changed Circumstances – Starting School – Visitation Curtailed (access required)

Dickason v. Hayes Even if acrimony and conflict between the parties were not new when the plaintiff-father moved for a custody modification, the defendant-mother did not challenge the trial court’s finding that she failed to work with the father to adjust his visitation to accommodate their child’s school schedule.

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Domestic Relations – Parent & Child – Custody Modification – Changed Circumstances – Factors (access required)

Wolgin v. Wolgin The trial court clearly considered not only the parties’ disagreements regarding custody but also the effect on the parties’ children of the defendant-mother’s unilateral transfer of the children from their Durham County schools to schools in Wake County and her decision to put the children into extracurricular activities farther away from the plaintiff-father. We affirm the custody modification and denial of the mother’s motion for a new trial.

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Domestic Relations – Parent & Child – Custody Modification – Changed Circumstances – Factors (access required)

Wolgin v. Wolgin The trial court clearly considered not only the parties’ disagreements regarding custody but also the effect on the parties’ children of the defendant-mother’s unilateral transfer of the children from their Durham County schools to schools in Wake County and her decision to put the children into extracurricular activities farther away from the plaintiff-father. We affirm the custody modification and denial of the mother’s motion for a new trial.

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Domestic Relations – Civil Practice – Contempt – Ability to Comply – Attorney’s Fees – Unemployment – Parent & Child – Custody Modification  (access required)

Williams v. Chaney Where the plaintiff-mother was not disabled but, instead of getting a job, she chose to spend an inordinate amount of time making frivolous filings in this custody case, the trial court could find that the mother had the ability to pay the attorney’s fees that the court had ordered her to pay as a sanction.

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Domestic Relations – Parent & Child – Custody Modification – Changed Circumstances – Mother’s Hostility & Move – Effect on Children (access required)

Stephens v. Stephens The defendant-mother’s angry outbursts and hostility towards the plaintiff-father and his current wife, in addition to the mother’s move from Harnett County to Durham were substantial changes in circumstances. The trial court was not required to wait until the changes harmed the children to find that the changes affected the children. We affirm the custody modification.

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