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N.C. District 22A - Judge Christine Underwood - Issues/Complaints
Complaints related to Christine Underwood - District Court Judge of N.C. District 22A [Alexander and Iredell counties]
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Posted by: Laura Erckman on 04-22-2013
Case 02CVD1282 heard in Statesville courthouse January 2010
Judge Christine Underwood issued her findings in the case on May 27,2010 over 3 months after the hearing.
Her findings are based upon multiple inaccurate statements and include untrue statements made by the Judge for which she had no basis of fact.
The inaccurate statements made by the plaintiff about her income were easily identifiable by a simple review of the plaintiff's paystub. The plaintiff claimed to have only 20 paychecks a year when she actually had 26. Simple division tells you this and her employer confirmed it for us. The plantiff's claim to having $1723.33 net monthly income, or $20,676 annually, accepted by Judge Underwood, from a $58,000 paycheck is a blatantly unreasonable statement. No one is in a 64.35% tax bracket. She claimed only 1/3 of her income as net pay and Judge Underwood accepted that.
Judge Underwood stated that "the defendant regularly pays his personal legal expenses out of the business account". This is an untrue statement and Judge Underwood is totally uncapable of producing one check made out to an attorney from the business account because there aren't any.
Judge Underwood also states that the "defendant is not accurately reporting his income on his tax returns and is, instead, hiding income." Accountants, with full access to the books of the company, prepare the defendant's tax returns. Three different accountants have done the company's tax returns, all reflecting similar income. Judge Underwood's statement is a misguided opinion for which she had no basis of fact.
These are just a few examples of many problems with the decision.
Because the decision took so long to be issued, Judge Underwood offered us the opportunity to offer comments on her findings before she filed them. We pointed out the impossibility of the plantiff's income statements being accurate and well as the untrue statements about the defendant. Everything we provided to her as proof was ignored.
Judge Underwood's decision was based upon the Plaintiff's falsely reported income and assets (although she admitted to $600,000) and the refusal of the court to accept that the 2008 bank crisis seriously reduced the defendant's income. As a result, the defendant was ordered to pay alimony he has no financial ability to pay.
Four children and four grandchildren have little or no access to their parent or grandparent because of a court decison based upon false statements resulting in a totally unjust court decision.
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