Appellate Court Opinions

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31,358 Appellate Court Opinions

, Supreme Court , 322A20 (Justice Tamara Barringer) , Published
In re B.S.

Termination of parental rights; ineffective assistance of counsel.

, Supreme Court , 20A20 (Justice Tamara Barringer) , Published
In re E.S. and E.S.S.

Whether the trial court abused its discretion in determining that termination of respondents' parental rights was in the children's best interests.

, Supreme Court , 347A20 (Justice Anita Earls) , Published
In re I.J.W.

Termination of parental rights pursuant to N.C.G.S. 7B-1111(a)(7) on the ground of willful abandonment.

, Supreme Court , 344A20 (Justice Tamara Barringer) , Published
In re J.E.E.R.

Termination of parental rights; whether the trial court erred in concluding that respondent's parental rights were subject to termination under N.C.G.S. 7B-1111(a)(3) (2019).

, Supreme Court , 343A20 (Justice Phil Berger Jr.) , Published
In re M.S., W.S., E.S.

Termination of parental rights pursuant to N.C.G.S. 7B-1111(a)(2); no-merit review.

, Supreme Court , 192A20 (Justice Anita Earls) , Published
In re M.S.E and K.A.E.

Appeal from an order terminating respondent's parental rights; whether the trial court abused its discretion by failing to sua sponte conduct an inquiry into whether respondent should be appointed a guardian ad litem under Rule 17 of the North Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure; whether the evidence supports the trial court's findings of fact and whether the findings of fact support its conclusion that respondent's parental rights should be terminated pursuant to N.C.G.S. 7B-1111(a)(1) (2019); whether the trial court abused its discretion in concluding that it was in the children's best interests that respondent's parental rights be terminated.

, Supreme Court , 276A20 (Justice Tamara Barringer) , Published
In re T.A.M. and K.R.M.

Termination of parental rights; whether the trial court abused its discretion by allowing respondent-father's counsel to withdraw; whether the trial court abused its discretion by concluding that terminating respondent-mother's parental rights would be in the best interests of the juveniles.

, Court of Appeals , COA20-562 (Judge Jeff Carpenter) , Unpublished
Belcher v. NC Dep't of Pub. Safety

Reverse and remand ALJ decision Respondent North Carolina Highway Patrol had just cause to terminate Petitioner Trooper for alleged violations of Respondent's policy; analysis of Wetherington factors under Warren framework.

, Court of Appeals , COA20-508 (Judge Hunter Murphy) , Unpublished
In re A.C.

Waiver of constitutionally protected parental status issue on appeal.

, Court of Appeals , COA20-516 (Judge Fred Gore) , Unpublished
In re L.M., T.M.

Adjudication order; neglect; findings of fact domestic violence; substantial risk of harm

, Court of Appeals , COA20-231 (Judge Fred Gore) , Unpublished
In re. J.F., J.F.

Juvenile; permanency planning order; statutory findings; grant of guardianship

, Court of Appeals , COA20-299 (Judge Jeff Carpenter) , Published
In re: K.N.H.

Juvenile proceeding; disposition and commitment order; oral condition of probation; N.C. Gen. Stat. ? 7B-2512(a); oral order of disposition; duration of commitment; N.C. Gen. Stat. ? 7B-2513(a4); mootness; prejudicial error

, Court of Appeals , COA20-797 (Judge John Arrowood) , Published
In re: K.P.

issues are whether district court erred by eliminating reunification, verifying that custodians understood legal significance of the juvenile's placement, and ceasing further reviews