McIlveen Family Law Firm

The McIlveen Family Law Firm handles all types of divorce and family law cases.
McIlveen Family Law Firm has written 92 posts for N.C. Family Law Blog

How to Prepare for your First Meeting with a Family Law Attorney

So, you’re meeting with your divorce lawyers in Charlotte NC or else where in the state for the first time and you want to make sure you’re prepared.  How do you do this?  Tip number 1, 2, & 3: narrow down your issues! You might be startled to find that when it comes to going through … Continue reading

Celebrity Divorces: Tom and Katie (TomKat)

Celebrity divorces can appear to be done within a blink of an eye. For instance, the divorce of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes seemed to resolve itself within just a few weeks. We didn’t notice their assets being tied up in an endless courtroom battle. So the question is, how was the TomKat divorce so … Continue reading

5 Places to go for Day Trips Outside of Charlotte

1. White Water Rafting Center: This spot is sure to provide plenty of fun! There is a white water rafting area, a ziplining area and ample bike trails. Also, there is rock climbing and an awesome restaurant to go to for lunch or dinner. On Thursday nights the center hosts an alive after five event … Continue reading

Oh, What a Tangled Web We Weave

The worst case scenario happened. You came home to find out that your once loving marriage has been torn apart because your spouse had an affair. Now what? Counseling Not all affairs are a direct line to divorce. Sometimes, an affair can be a symptom of something that is not working in a marriage, and … Continue reading

For the Love of Cats

“I love cats. They are the epitome of indifference.” – Sheldon Cooper, The Big Bang Theory I have a cat. She is black and fat and when she sits with all four paws underneath her, she has a striking resemblance to what I consider cat-loaf. While I adore dogs with their endless sources of energy … Continue reading

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

What is a Separation Agreement?

When someone says the word “divorce”, one of the first images that comes to mind is an ominous courtroom with a judge in robes, and two well dressed, red faced attorneys shouting at one another. Although this is one way to handle the issues surrounding a divorce, there are other methods that don’t require the … Continue reading

Private Investigators

In Family Law, a private investigator can come in handy for a variety of matters including determining whether your spouse is having an affair, if they are engaging in drug activity, or even seeing if your spouse is abusing your children. You would be surprised to know that a lot of people do not actually … Continue reading

How to Modify Child Custody

You entered into a child custody Order when you first separated or divorced, and at the time, things worked well.  However, things have changed and you now want to change an existing Court Order.  How is that done? To change an existing child custody Order, you need to file a “Motion to Modify Custody”.  In … Continue reading

Spring is finally approaching, what should I do?

Here are 10 things to do in or around Charlotte during the spring time, so get out there and do some if not all of them! 1. Annual Fundraiser Festival of Tables— great place to get table decorating ideas! Date: Friday, April 1, 2014 Time: 10:30 a.m. Where: Sheraton Charlotte Hotel Website: http://events.charlotteobserver.com/charlotte_nc/events/show/369654757-annual-fundraiser-festival-of-tables 2. Charlotte … Continue reading

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