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NC Divorce Guidebook

New NC Divorce Guidebook written by Angela McIlveen is available for purchase on Amazon.com! http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1595718559 Want it for free? Just like us on Facebook and ask us and we will send you a free copy!

Court is Not Like the Television

McIlveen Family Law Firm assists clients in the process of transitioning from one chapter in their lives to the next. This transition for many is emotionally difficult.  So many people are drawn to the concept of “winning,” or righting a wrong.  Court is not like the television. Just because there is a judge does not … Continue reading

Why Most People Hate Divorce Lawyers

Divorce lawyers are generally not well liked and sometimes for good reason. Here are the top five reasons why I think lawyers get a bad rap with the public. They think they are entitled to be late to appointments because their time is more important than everyone else’s time. They don’t call people back or … 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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