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Archive for October 2011

Family Forum Case Updates on Child Custody

Crenshaw v. Williams, filed N.C. Court of Appeals, April 19, 2011 (No. 10-720). Mother appealed from a trial court order modifying the parties’ Michigan child custody and child support order registered in North Carolina. On review, the Court of Appeals held that the North Carolina court lacked subject matter jurisdiction under UIFSA to modify the … Continue reading

Child Support Case Law Updates

Metz v. Metz, filed N.C. Court of Appeals, June 7, 2011 (No. 10-1382). Father was convicted of sexual battery of a minor (one of his own children), and as a consequence, both his licenses as a certified registered nurse anesthetist and registered nurse were suspended, he was placed on the sex offender registry, and he … Continue reading

Equitable Distribution Case Law Updates

Cheek v. Cheek, filed N.C. Court of Appeals, April 19, 2011 (No. 10-736).     Defendant appealed from the trial court’s equitable distribution order. First, Defendant argued that the trial court failed to classify properly the post-separation diminution in her retirement accounts as divisible property and apportion the loss between the parties. The court held that … Continue reading

Baumann Paves Way for Pre-Separation Support Orders

In Baumann-Chacon v. Baumann, 710 S.E.2d 431 (N.C. Ct. App. 2011), the wife who was not separated from her husband and had not yet filed a complaint for divorce filed an action for temporary custody, alimony, and child support. The District court dismissed the case because of a lack of jurisdiction. The wife appealed, on a … Continue reading

Welcome to the McIlveen Family Law Firm’s New Blog

Welcome to the new Gastonia Family Law blog, a custom blog to keep you updated on family law issues brought to you by the McIlveen Family Law Firm. We are a family law firm in Gastonia, N.C. We handle everything related to family law including adoption, alimony, child support, custody, divorce, mediation, property, and separation … Continue reading

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