Liberty University Inc. v. Citizens Ins. Co. of America (Lawyers Weekly No. 001-134-15, 32 pp.) (Thacker, J.) No. 14-2254, July 10, 2015; USDC at Lynchburg, Va. (Moon, J.) 4th Cir. Holding: An insurance company has no duty to defend Liberty ...Read More »
Domestic Relations — Divorce – Equitable Distribution – Child Custody – Attorney’s Fees – Guardian Ad Litem Fees
Brown v. Brown (Lawyers Weekly No. 011-038-15, 14 pp.) (H. Bruce Williams, J.) Appealed from Pickens County Family Court (Alex Kinlaw Jr., J.) S.C. App. Holding: Appellant-husband argues that his far greater financial contributions to the marital assets and the ...Read More »
Lewis v. Lewis Even though the defendant-father’s expert cited recent studies indicating that joint custody is ideal, our courts generally disfavor joint custody. Moreover, both parties’ experts agreed that a lack of hostility or controversy between the parties is the most important component – one that was missing in this case.
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Of the 55 words in North Carolina’s proposed constitutional amendment on marriage, three carry much potential for confusion: “domestic legal union.” As family law attorneys ponder how the amendment, if approved on May 8, would affect practice in areas like domestic violence, child custody and end-of-life decisions, they tend to focus on that phrase.Read More »