In re C.P., ___ N.C. App. ___, 801 S.E.2d 647 (2017)

Held: 
Affirmed
  • The court’s conclusion that guardianship was in the child’s best interest is supported by the findings that were based on competent evidence, specifically the social worker’s testimony addressing respondent’s failure to complete the domestic violence program, three years after the children were removed because of domestic violence.
  • Although there were findings of respondent’s progress, those findings should not be viewed in isolation but must be considered as part of the totality of all the court’s findings. The findings regarding respondent’s progress reflect the court’s consideration of her progress when making its determination.
  • There was no abuse in discretion in determining that guardianship with the child’s caretaker was in the child’s best interests.
Category:
Abuse, Neglect, Dependency
Stage:
Disposition (All Stages Post-Adjudication)
Topic:
Guardianship
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