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Beware Leaving Your Children With Family

In Hinton-Lynch v. Frierson, the N.C. Court of Appeals in a matter of first impression held that a mother who had left her child with her parents for four months could not prevail on her claim for kidnapping or interference with custody.  The mother who had legal custody of the child pursuant to a Georgia court order, left your child … Continue reading

Family Forum Case Updates on Child Custody

Crenshaw v. Williams, filed N.C. Court of Appeals, April 19, 2011 (No. 10-720). Mother appealed from a trial court order modifying the parties’ Michigan child custody and child support order registered in North Carolina. On review, the Court of Appeals held that the North Carolina court lacked subject matter jurisdiction under UIFSA to modify the … Continue reading

Child Support Case Law Updates

Metz v. Metz, filed N.C. Court of Appeals, June 7, 2011 (No. 10-1382). Father was convicted of sexual battery of a minor (one of his own children), and as a consequence, both his licenses as a certified registered nurse anesthetist and registered nurse were suspended, he was placed on the sex offender registry, and he … Continue reading

Baumann Paves Way for Pre-Separation Support Orders

In Baumann-Chacon v. Baumann, 710 S.E.2d 431 (N.C. Ct. App. 2011), the wife who was not separated from her husband and had not yet filed a complaint for divorce filed an action for temporary custody, alimony, and child support. The District court dismissed the case because of a lack of jurisdiction. The wife appealed, on a … Continue reading

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