In re W.H., ___ N.C. App. ___, 819 S.E.2d 617 (2018) (Originally unpublished but subsequently published)

Held: 
Affirmed
  • Facts: This case involves 2 boys and 2 girls who were born to mother and father. All 4 children were adjudicated neglected and the girls were adjudicated abused. In the dispositional order, the court ceased visitation between father and the children. Father appeals.
  • Dispositional orders of visitation are reviewed for an abuse of discretion. There was no abuse of discretion when the trial court ceased visits between the father and all the children when determining visitation was against all of the children’s best interests, health, and safety. “Father’s conduct toward his daughters directly influenced the trial court’s determinations, but only insofar as it suggested that further contact could put the sons’ safety at risk.” Sl. Op. at 9.

 

Category:
Abuse, Neglect, Dependency
Stage:
Visitation
Topic:
Findings
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