In re J.C.M.J.C., ___ N.C. App. ___ (Oct. 15, 2019)

Held: 
Dismissed
  • A trial court has subject matter jurisdiction in an abuse, neglect, or dependency action when a properly verified petition is filed with the district court. Because the record on appeal did not include copies of the petition for each child filed by DSS that alleged each juvenile was neglected, the record failed to show the trial court had subject matter jurisdiction over the matter. Because the appellate court cannot determine whether the trial court had jurisdiction, the appeal is dismissed. See State v. Petersilie, 334 N.C. 169 (1993). However, the court granted an appeal by writ of certiorari.
Category:
Abuse, Neglect, Dependency
Stage:
Appeal
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