Bill Summary for H 589 (2011-2012)

Summary date: 

May 31 2012
S.L. 2012-20

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View NCGA Bill Details2011-2012 Session
House Bill 589 (Public) Filed Monday, April 4, 2011
TO ELIMINATE THE PROVISION OF LAW THAT STATES ALLEGATIONS IN A DIVORCE COMPLAINT ARE DEEMED DENIED REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THE DEFENDANT FILES A PLEADING DENYING THE ALLEGATIONS, AND TO AMEND THE LAWS RELATING TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROTECTIVE ORDERS, AS RECOMMENDED BY THE NORTH CAROLINA BAR ASSOCIATION; AND TO PROVIDE FOR TERMINATION OF CHILD SUPPORT WHEN A CHILD IS ENROLLED IN AN EARLY COLLEGE PROGRAM.
Intro. by Stevens.

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Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to 3rd edition.
Deletes amendment to GS 50-10, which removed language stating the allegations in a divorce complaint are deemed denied by the defendant whether or not the defendant denies the allegations in a pleading. Makes a conforming change to the bill title. Amends GS 50B-2(c) (ex parte orders) to clarify that a hearing continuance is limited to one extension of no more than ten days unless all parties consent or for good cause. Changes the act’s effective date to October 1, 2012 (was, October 1, 2011), and applies to actions or motions filed on or after that date.

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