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Study Shows Couples With Modern Attitudes on Sharing Housework Run a Higher Risk of Divorce

According to a recent Norwegian study conducted by Thomas Hansen and Britt Slagvord, the divorce rate is higher by 50% among couples that share housework duties equally compared to couples with the woman doing most of the household chores. The divorce rate is also higher when a husband does chores in the home, and the … Continue reading

Privacy and Divorce Cases

During the divorce procedure, the process of finding unknown information about your partner is commonly referred to as discovery. The purpose of discovery is to help the judge determine a reasonable, although not always equal, division of all assets acquired during marriage. One way to acquire this information is through interrogations and detailed questions that … Continue reading

Gray Divorce – A New Trend

Data from a recent study conducted by Ohio’s Bowling Green State University reveals that there is a significant increase in the number of people aged 50-years-old and above who are getting a divorce. The divorce rate among those between the ages of 46 to 64, also known as Baby Boomers, has risen by over 50% … Continue reading

Think Before You Sign

Are you and your spouse thinking about getting a divorce? Does it seem like you agree on most everything? Are you considering signing a separation agreement that either your spouse’s attorney prepared or a “do it yourself” agreement you got off the internet? Stop! Don’t sign it before you talk with an attorney. Most attorneys, … Continue reading

How to Tell Your Family You Are Getting Divorced

A divorce is like an amputation: you survive it, but there’s less of you. Margaret Atwood I am convinced Margaret Atwood knew what she was talking about. It’s amazing how hard it really is to take the last step of telling other people you are getting divorced. Just the thought of trying to say the … Continue reading

20 Do’s and Don’ts for Surviving Divorce

Story courtesy of The Survivor’s Club Divorce can be a very confusing, often difficult time. And after the papers have been signed, things have been moved, and lives have been uprooted, nothing every really goes back to being the same. If you’ve recently been divorced, you may find yourself looking for a new home, or managing … Continue reading

We’re Separated So It’s OK to Date Again, Right?

Wrong! Just being separated does not mean that it’s a good idea legally or even emotionally for you to start dating again. At least in North Carolina, any sexual relations with a person who is not your spouse is adultery in the eyes of the law, regardless of the words in a separation agreement. It’s … Continue reading

Think getting a divorce is going to make you happier?

Check out these statistics: Look at 100 Single (never married) women is and typically 2.4% of them are Depressed. 100 Married (never divorced) women have a Depression rate of 1.5%. 100 Women who have been Divorced once have a Depression rate of 4.1% 100 Women Divorced twice have a rate as high as 5.8%. Divorce … 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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