FAMILY LAW BLOG

Appealing Court Order

In North Carolina, an appeal from a family law court order goes straight to the North Carolina Court of Appeals for review. If you had a court case that did not go as planned, you may have options available to you to remedy an improper judgment The appellate process...

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Honey [I] Do List – Marriage Checklist

Congratulations on your engagement! As you begin planning your wedding, you are probably making lists of everything you need for your perfect day. With the perfect venue, the right dress, and your carefully designed menu, you want to make sure that you also have all...

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What to do before “I Do”

Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! This is an exciting time but it can also come with stress and anxiety about the legal aspects of getting married.  While you are planning your wedding and picking the perfect venue, you should also spend time to think about...

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COVID19

COVID-19 Resources and Updates Read the Message from McIlveen CEO  March 10, 2020 Update (Updated as of April 9, 2020) On March 10th, Governor Roy Cooper declared a state of emergency in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. This would be the first of 11 Executive Orders...

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Message from CEO – COVID-19

Message from McIlveen Family Law Firm CEO  We are facing unprecedented times as the global coronavirus pandemic continues its assault on our lives, our businesses, and our way of life. During this time, I wanted to update you on what we are doing at McIlveen Family...

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Happy 18th Birthday! Now What?

Congratulations! You are now considered a legal adult. Aside from purchasing alcohol, there is now very little you cannot legally do. Even though you may not feel any different, from a legal standpoint, a lot has changed. When you were a minor (under the age of 18),...

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How A Living Trust Helps Your Family

There are several parts to an estate plan, one of them being a living trust. Common factors that prompt someone to create a trust include privacy, tax benefits, avoiding probate, and caring for family members with special needs. Estate planning also lets you dictate...

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IRA Fit Your Estate Plan?

When you think of IRAs, you probably think of retirement. But what happens to your IRA money after you’re gone? The answer depends on how you go about creating your estate plan and selecting beneficiaries, and you might be surprised to find out that your money could...

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Protect Your Child’s Inheritance

You can protect your child's inheritance from their spouse by planning early. Parents who develop an estate plan often do so to provide for their heirs financially. Many want to make sure hard-earned assets, family heirlooms, or closely held businesses stay within the...

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