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Tag Archives: Custody & Visitation

Domestic Relations – Parent & Child – Custody & Visitation – Fiance’s Intended Adoption (access required)

Best v. Gallup When the defendant-mother brought her plaintiff-fiance into the family unit, gave him decision-making authority with regard to the minor child, allowed the child to call the (now former) fiance “Daddy,” and allowed the fiance to share in her custody of the child without creating an expectation that the relationship would be terminated, the mother acted inconsistently with her paramount parental status.

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Domestic Relations – Parent & Child – Custody & Visitation – Judges — Recusal (access required)

Howe v. Howe Even though, after the trial judge ruled on the parties’ custody motions, the transcriptionist recorded the judge’s comment to the bailiff that the plaintiff-father was “creepy”, this was an impression the judge developed during the hearing; moreover, the judge awarded the father visitation consistent with the parties’ previous practice. The trial judge did not abuse her discretion when she denied the father’s motion for reconsideration before she recused herself. We affirm the denial of the father’s motion for reconsideration under N.C. R. Civ. P. 60.

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Domestic Relations – Parent & Child – Custody & Visitation – Grandparents – Standing (access required)

Rodriguez v. Rodriguez. (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-07-0409, 25 pp.) (Donna S. Stroud, J.) (Wanda G. Bryant, J., concurring in part & dissenting in part) Appealed from Brunswick County District Court. (Napoleon B. Barefoot Jr., J.) N.C. App. Click here for ...

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