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Domestic Relations: Termination of Parental Rights-Abuse or Neglect

Mother appealed from the judgment terminating her parental rights to her child on grounds of abuse and neglect, failure to rectify conditions, and parental unfitness. On appeal, mother challenged the trial court’s findings of fact and argued that the decision ...

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Civil Practice: Order of Protection-Personal Jurisdiction-Service of Process

Where appellant challenged the entry against him of a full order of protection, the trial court erred in exercising personal jurisdiction over the appellant because the record did not show that the appellant received proper service of process, so the ...

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Appellate: Mootness-Quiet Title Case

Where a bank challenged a trial court judgment quieting title to property acquired for construction, the relief the bank sought, reinstatement of its liens, could not be granted even if the bank succeeded on its points on appeal, so the ...

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Domestic Relations: Child Custody-Child Support

Where mother challenged a judgment entered on a motion to modify the decree of dissolution and the father cross-appealed, the trial court properly found sufficient evidence of a substantial change in circumstances to warrant an award of sole legal custody ...

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Criminal Law: Postconviction Relief-Abandonment

Where a defendant’s amended motion for postconviction relief was untimely filed and the motion court did not make an independent inquiry into whether the defendant was abandoned by postconviction counsel, the matter is reversed and remanded for the inquiry. Judgment ...

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