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Domestic Relations – Parent & Child – Custody Modification – Return to Original Schedule – Change in Religion (access required)

Meduri v. Meduri (Lawyers Weekly No. 14-16-0700, 21 pp.) (Linda McGee, J.) Appealed from Buncombe County District Court (Susan Dotson-Smith, J.) N.C. App. Unpub. Holding: Since the parties’ separation agreement, which was incorporated into their divorce judgment, provided for every-other-weekend ...

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Criminal Practice – Juvenile – Adjudication & Disposition – Same Hearing – Release Pending Appeal – Denial – Insufficient Reasons (access required)

In re G.C. While the trial court must hold both adjudication and disposition hearings in a juvenile proceeding, the hearings need not be separate and distinct. Although the trial judge did not clearly state when he moved from the transfer hearing to the adjudicatory hearing, or from the adjudicatory hearing to the dispositional hearing, the judge provided defense counsel with ample opportunity to present additional evidence, and counsel took advantage of the opportunity. The juvenile’s constitutional and statutory rights were not adversely affected by the trial court’s approach.

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Domestic Relations – Civil Practice – Subject Matter Jurisdiction — Parent & Child – Custody – Abandonment (access required)

In re E.J. Since a New York court had already made an initial determination concerning the custody of the juvenile, the N.C. trial court lacked jurisdiction to enter a permanent custody order because there were no findings that the New York court no longer had jurisdiction or that North Carolina met the requirements of G.S. § 50A-201(a)(1) or (2).

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