A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO AMEND THE LAWS PERTAINING TO INTERLOCUTORY APPEALS AS RELATED TO FAMILY LAW.
Enacts GS 50-19.1, allowing appeals from an order or judgment arising from claims for absolute divorce, divorce from bed and board, child custody, child support, alimony, or equitable distribution when the order or judgment can otherwise be considered final, as described in GS 1A-1, Rule 54(b), but for other pending claims in the same action. This right to appeal is not forfeited if a party fails to immediately appeal. Appeals pursuant to this section do not prevent the trial court from retaining jurisdiction over other claims in the action.
Amends GS 7A-27(d), making conforming and technical changes related to the enactment of GS 50-19.1 as well as creating an appeal of right directly to the Court of Appeals for actions or proceedings that are described in GS 50-19.1.
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