In re E.B., 249 N.C. App. 614 (2016)

  • The trial court had subject matter jurisdiction to terminate respondent mother’s parental rights after the child’s guardian ad litem filed a verified motion to terminate parental rights. Respondent mother’s counsel did not receive a copy of the verification page of the motion; however, the record showed the court order included in its findings of fact there was a verified motion filed in the action. In addition, the GAL was permitted to amend the record on appeal to add an affidavit from the Deputy Clerk of Court stating the verification page was attached to the GAL’s motion but that the verification page was inadvertently retained by the clerk’s office.  A file stamped verified motion was attached to the Deputy Clerk’s affidavit.
Termination of Parental Rights
Subject Matter Jurisdiction
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