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

I’m Single, Now What?

So you’re single again, so what? This is the best time to pursue your passions. If you have a hobby, jump into it. If you don’t have one yet, get one.  Do the things you used to dream about, or the things you’ve always said you’d make time for someday.  That day is today.   Go … Continue reading

What Judge is going to give me custody? I’m the dad.

Back in the June Cleaver era, it was generally assumed that the husband would go off to work while the wife stayed home, made dinner, raised the children, and greeted her husband at the door with a martini when he walked in at 5 PM. This, however, is no longer the norm with working mothers … Continue reading

New Equitable Distribution Law

As though the concept of equitable distribution wasn’t confusing enough already… now there’s new law out there regarding marital gifts when it comes to real property! Don’t worry; I’ll try to break it down for you. On October 1, 2013, the North Carolina Courts, through S.L. 2013-103, amended the marital property presumptions found in G.S. … Continue reading

Absolute Divorce

Have you been separated from your spouse for over one year? Have you lived in North Carolina for the past six months? Do you plan to waive alimony and property/debt issues? If your answer to all of these question is “yes”, then you qualify for an absolute divorce! Also, to get an absolute divorce you … Continue reading

Origins of Valentine’s Day

Giant chocolate hearts filled with candy. Fragrant bouquets of vibrant red roses. Shiny Mylar balloons declaring everlasting love.  Today, these all represent Valentine’s Day, a day of love invoking visions of horse drawn carriages, candlelight dinners and literal beds of roses.  While February 14 may be forever associated with courtly love, this was not always … Continue reading

McIlveen Family Law Firm and Project Halo team up

    The McIlveen Family Law Firm has jump started its summer by becoming involved with several charities around Charlotte and Gastonia. In fact, we are hosting an upcoming event for Project Halo in July! Project Halo is a non-profit, no-kill animal rescue and sanctuary based in Charlotte, North Carolina. Project Halo is a 100% volunteer … Continue reading

Tips For Recovering After Being Cheated On

Have you recently found out that your partner cheated on you? Do you need help to overcome the devastating news? Are you afraid that it may affect your next relationship? If you answered yes to any of these questions, and need help getting over being cheated on here are some tips that could help you … 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

The BEST recipe for a large family

My all-time favorite chef from the Food Network is Ina Garten. I have two of her cookbooks and I have made several recipes out of both of them and they have all turned out fabulously. In my opinion, this woman knows flavors! I recently made a pasta recipe created by her and I thought I … Continue reading

The History of Child Custody

Today, many people are still under the presumption that when it comes to child custody, that the mother is usually preferred and thereby has the upper hand before the case even begins. This is simply NOT true. Thus, it is important to look at the historical changes involving child custody in order to gain an … Continue reading

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