In re L.C., ___ N.C. App. ___, 800 S.E.2d 82 (2017)

Held: 
Affirmed in Part
Remanded
Vacated in Part
  • A finding of fact that states respondent “proffered in pertinent part, the following testimony” that then summarizes respondent’s testimony is not a finding of fact but is instead a recitation of the witness’ testimony.
  • It is not per se reversible error for findings of fact to be verbatim recitations of allegations contained in the petition if there is evidence in the record to support those findings and the court’s logical reasoning in making the findings regardless of whether the findings themselves mirror the language in a pleading. The court’s findings are supported by the respondent’s own testimony.
Category:
Abuse, Neglect, Dependency
Stage:
Adjudication
Topic:
Findings of Fact
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