Appellate Court Opinions

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31,240 Appellate Court Opinions

, Supreme Court , 363PA17-2 (Justice Robin Hudson) , Published
In re J.M. & J.M.

Appeal from separate orders terminating respondent-father's parental rights to two children; whether the trial court lacked subject matter jurisdiction to conduct termination proceedings related to respondent-father's daughter while respondent-father appealed the adjudication and disposition orders in the underlying juvenile case; review of the no-merit brief and respondent-father's pro se arguments concerning the termination of respondent-father's parental rights to his son; termination pursuant to N.C.G.S. 7B-1111(a)(3); ineffective assistance of counsel.

, Supreme Court , 289A20 (Justice Michael Morgan) , Published
In re L.R.L.B.

Termination of parental rights; permanency planning; elimination of reunification from the permanent plan; failure to make findings required by N.C.G.S. 7B-906.2(d).

, Supreme Court , 280A20 (Justice Tamara Barringer) , Published
In re M.J.B. III, G.M.B., and J.A.B.

Termination of parental rights pursuant to N.C.G.S. 7B-1111(a)(1) on the grounds that there was a likelihood of future neglect.

, Supreme Court , 243A20 (Justice Tamara Barringer) , Published
In re M.L.B.

Termination of parental rights; whether the trial court's findings of fact are supported by clear, cogent, and convincing evidence; whether the trial court complied with the requirements of the Indian Child Welfare Act.

, Supreme Court , 332A20 (Justice Michael Morgan) , Published
In re M.S.A.

Termination of parental rights; whether the district court's findings of fact supported the termination of respondent-father's parental rights under N.C.G.S. 7B-1111(a)(7).

, Supreme Court , 291A20 (Justice Sam Ervin IV) , Published
In re N.B., N.M.B., M.R.

Appeal from orders terminating respondents' parental rights; termination of respondents' parental rights pursuant to N.C.G.S. 7B-1111(a)(1); neglect; whether respondent-father received ineffective assistance of counsel.

, Supreme Court , 321A20 (Per Curiam) , Published
In re P.M., A.M., N.M.

Termination of parental rights pursuant to N.C.G.S. 7B-1111(a)(1)-(2) (2019); No-merit review pursuant to Rule 3.1(e) of the North Carolina Rules of Appellate Procedure.

, Supreme Court , 232A20 (Justice Phil Berger Jr.) , Published
In re T.M.L. and A.R.L.

Termination of parental rights; willful failure to make reasonable progress to correct the conditions which led to the children's removal from the home; trial court must consider parent's progress up to the date of the termination hearing; evidence did not show parent's failure to correct conditions was solely due to poverty.

, Court of Appeals , COA19-1152 (Judge John Arrowood) , Unpublished
Cousin v. Cousin

issues include whether court miscalculated defendant's income for computing child support and applied the wrong set of child support guidelines; and whether the court erred by entering an alimony award not based upon the income of the parties as of the date of the entry of the order

, Court of Appeals , COA20-532 (Judge Jeff Carpenter) , Published
Fecteau v. Spierer

Child custody proceeding; consent order; substantial change in circumstances; absence of findings in initial order; findings of fact; conclusions of law; sufficiency of the evidence; N.C. Gen. Stat. § 50-13.7(a)

, Court of Appeals , COA20-507 (Judge Jefferson Griffin) , Unpublished
In K.R., K.R., K.R.

Child custody, UCCJEA, jurisdiction to modify foreign custody determination, temporary emergency jurisdiction

, Court of Appeals , COA20-871 (Judge Jeff Carpenter) , Unpublished
In Re S.M.

Juvenile disposition order; N.C. Gen. Stat. § 7B-2502(c); interdisciplinary evaluation

, Court of Appeals , COA20-212 (Judge Darren Jackson) , Published
In re: D.A.H.

juvenile delinquency; Fifth Amendment protection against self-incrimination at the schoolhouse; Miranda warnings required when juveniles subjected to custodial interrogation at school; trial court erred in denying juvenile's motion to suppress statements made during custodial interrogation at school where no Miranda warnings were given

, Court of Appeals , COA20-181 (Judge Jeff Carpenter) , Published
In re: E.W.P.

Trial court?s jurisdiction over NGRI defendant was proper based on the plain language of N.C. Gen. Stat. § 122C-62; physician not entitled to expand parameters of trial court's order

, Court of Appeals , COA20-148 (Judge Donna Stroud) , Published
In re: L.G.A.

motion to continue, custody, cost and ability to pay for professional supervision

, Court of Appeals , COA20-164 (Judge John Tyson) , Published
In re: W.M.C.M.

Juvenile delinquency; escalating conduct; acceptance of plea; abuse of discretion; commitment to YDC; NCGS 7B-2407; NCGS 7B-2411.