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Supreme Court to Decide if Child Conceived by Dead Father’s Sperm Can Collect Benefits

More than 100 applications have been filed for survivor benefits for children conceived posthumously and it is likely that more will be filed as it becomes less expensive to store sperm and conceive at a later date. In this case, a woman’s husband died of cancer. The woman then conceived a child via in vitro fertilization by … Continue reading

Think Your Dating Website Account is Safe From Discovery?

If you do, think again. A Connecticut judge has ordered lawyers representing a divorcing couple to exchange passwords to their clients’ Facebook and dating websites. Judge Kenneth Schluger ordered the password exchange in the divorce of Stephen and Courtney Gallion, according to the Forbes blog The Not-So Private Parts. So what is the moral of this story? Dating … Continue reading

The Cost of Raising a Prodigy

Do you have a budding Monet or a young golfer preparing to take on the Masters? If so getting divorced won’t end your financial obligations to pay for lessons and tournaments. In Plomaritis v. Plomaritis, the N.C. Court of Appeals upheld the lower court’s finding that the father was in arrears on child support where he … Continue reading

Thinking about Divorce? Do These 10 Things First

1. Talk to a marriage counselor. Divorce is not easy on anyone. If you don’t know a counselor call our office and we can refer you to someone that can help. Do this even if your spouse doesn’t want to go with you. Also, think about talking with a pastor. 2. Consult with an attorney. … Continue reading

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

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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