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Domestic Relations – Parent & Child – Support – Paternity – Civil Practice – Standing – Personal Jurisdiction (access required)

State ex rel. Davis v. McCommons A mother was receiving public assistance from Union County Child Support Enforcement for the support and maintenance of her minor child. Therefore, the State of North Carolina – through Union County Child Support Enforcement – had standing to institute proceedings against defendant as the responsible parent under G.S. Art. 9, Chap. 110.

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Domestic Relations – Parent & Child – Termination of Parental Rights Petition – Paternity – Legitimation – Amended Birth Certificates – Presumption – First Impression (access required)

In re J.K.C. The respondent-father’s name on the children’s amended birth certificates creates a rebuttable presumption that he has legitimated them. Since the guardian ad litem failed to rebut that presumption, respondent’s parental rights were not subject to termination based on a failure to legitimate. We affirm the trial court’s dismissal of the petition to terminate respondent’s parental rights.

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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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