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Frequently Asked Child Support Questions

Can I get Child Support? Maybe. Child support is calculated by statute and takes into consideration many factors. These factors include: the current custody arrangement custody (how many overnights you spend with the child), income of both parents, insurance costs, and work related child care expenses. The McIlveen Family Law Firm has a free child … Continue reading

The Infamous Pataky Case

I was observing a hearing several days ago and the Judge started discussing Pataky v. Pataky. I could see that at least one of the attorneys in the hearing was unfamiliar with the case from the look on their face. Then it struck me to look it up on the internet to see what I … Continue reading

Calculating Child Support

  A parent’s actual gross income from any source, including but not limited to income from employment or self-employment (salaries, wages, commissions, bonuses, dividends, severance pay, etc.), ownership or operation of a business, partnership, or corporation, rental of property, retirement or pensions, interest, trusts, annuities, capital gains, social security benefits, workers compensation benefits, unemployment insurance … Continue reading

Co-Parenting After Divorce

Co-parenting with your ex-partner in an amicable fashion provides your children with stability, although not easy, for the sake of your children, it’s possible to have a healthy working relationship with your ex, despite the challenges both of you may face. Only a few studies have ever been conducted regarding the co-parenting process, and very … Continue reading

Child Support: Self-Employed Parents and Hidden Income

In the United States, child support calculations are very much dependent on the parents’ income. While calculating the income of W2 employees is basically a straightforward process, doing so with self-employed parents can be a lot more complicated. A number of self-employed parents attempt to minimize their income and hide income in their businesses in … Continue reading

Forget Deadbeat Dads – How About Deadbeat Moms?

When it comes to alimony and child support payments, it’s often the men who have gotten a bad reputation and have been referred to as “deadbeat Dads”. However it seems that the number of cases of women not paying their end of alimony and child support is beginning to rise. Many divorce attorneys are seeing … Continue reading

5 Suggestions For Staying Calm During a Divorce Hearing

You have hired an attorney, maybe you have been to mediation, and now you are going to your first divorce hearing. It might be a hearing for temporary custody or temporary alimony or it could be that you have skipped the temporary hearings and you are going straight to trial on custody or support. Either way, I’m … Continue reading

I Lost My Job and Can’t Pay Child Support- What Now?

If you have been laid off from your job or you have changed jobs and you now make less than you did when your child support payments were set, you may be able to ask the court to lower your payments. In N.C. child support payments can always be changed regardless of whether you are … Continue reading

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Do Women Still Have an Advantage in NC Child Custody Cases?

I get asked this question all the time by men trying to figure out whether or not the judge is going to give their wife preferred treatment in a child custody trial and my answer is sometimes but not for the reason you think. The judges in our area are not pro mom at least … Continue reading

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