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Tag Archives: Orange County

Domestic Relations – Arbitration – Parent & Child – Support – Guidelines – High Income (access required)

Derian v. Derian The parties’ 2005 consent order required the defendant-father to pay $3,209.52 per month in child support “until further Order of the Court or agreement of the parties.” The father reduced his monthly child support payments to $1,600 in December 2005, and the plaintiff-mother accepted the reduced payment without objection for 35 months while she was represented by able counsel.

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High court considers whether age affects ‘Miranda’ rights in NC case (access required)

"You are free to leave" is a statement that seems easy enough to understand. But when those words are told to a young person at school, does the child's age make a difference under Miranda v. Arizona? That's the question the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court considered March 23 during oral arguments in J.D.B v. North Carolina. The case involves a 13-year-old special education student who was questioned by police at his Chapel Hill middle school about recent burglaries in which a digital camera and jewelry were stolen.

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Domestic Relations – Parent & Child – Termination of Parental Rights – Civil Practice – Guardian ad Litem – Duties (access required)

In re A.S.Y. (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-07-1217, 16 pp.) (Ann Marie Calabria, J.) Appealed from Orange County District Court. (Page Vernon, J.) N.C. App. Click here for the full text of the opinion. Holding: The trial court appointed a guardian ...

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Criminal Practice – Possession of Stolen Property – Lesser Included Offense – Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle (access required)

State v. Nickerson. (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-07-1099, 9 pp.) (Donna S. Stroud, J.) Appealed from Orange County Superior Court. (Orlando F. Hudson, J.) N.C. App. Click here for the full text of the opinion. Holding: Where defendant presented evidence that ...

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