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Court Failed to Consider Child’s ‘Best Interests’ (access required)

A trial court erred in incorporating into a final order the parents’ earlier agreement allowing visitation to the father, from whose custody the minor child was removed and who was convicted of second-degree assault, without considering the best interests of ...

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Mom’s Rights Terminated for Physical Abuse (access required)

A mother cannot overturn termination of her parental rights to her four children, whom she physically abused, by arguing the trial court should have dismissed as defective and void certain pleadings signed by non-attorney employees of the local services department; ...

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Spousal Support Added to Marital Award (access required)

The Court of Appeals upholds a $12,000 monthly spousal support award to a 57-year-old stay-at-home wife, rejecting husband’s argument that wife could generate sufficient income from her equitable distribution award and did not need spousal support; wife’s awards of over ...

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Record Insufficient for Father’s ‘Credit’ Claim (access required)

Because the appellate record is incomplete, especially in not including guidelines worksheets,  the Court of Appeals affirms the judgment below and will not consider appellant’s claim that the trial court erred in its order governing payment of, and any credit ...

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