FAMILY LAW BLOG

Equitable Distribution

Equitable Distribution

NC Equitable Distribution is the process that is used in NC to determine who gets which assets following a divorce. NC Equitable Distribution determinations can be made by mutual agreement of the parties, via arbitration or a Collaborative Law Procedure, or by a court...

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North Carolina Family Law Arbitration

North Carolina Family Law Arbitration

The North Carolina Family Law Arbitration Act provides the ability to use arbitration instead of court hearings to resolve disputes relating to alimony, child custody, and child support. Aristotle is reputed to have said: "Equity is justice in that it goes beyond the...

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IVF – Conception After Death

IVF – Conception After Death

Twenty-five year ago we would not have been discussing IVF conception after death. It was safe to assume that a child born more than ten months after your death was not your child. In estate planning laws, a child born after the parents' death is referred to as an...

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Personal Reproductive Responsibility

Personal Reproductive Responsibility

Science, the Law, and Personal Reproductive Responsibility. Science marches forward. Laws are always reactive. New technologies are embraced by the people. Disagreements arise over unforeseen circumstances. When the people cannot agree on a solution, they end up in...

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Family Lawyers in Raleigh

Family Lawyers in Raleigh

As a Family Lawyer in Raleigh, I am often asked to describe what our Firm is like. When I describe the McIlveen Family Law Firm to prospective clients I always revert to my love of baseball, and I use a sports analogy to describe the firm. Why Choose a Family Lawyer...

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Trump’s Tax Plan Alimony

Trump’s Tax Plan Alimony

What does Trump's new tax plan mean for alimony? Alimony awards in North Carolina are highly subjective and unpredictable. Unlike child support, there is no calculator where you can plug in your financial and personal information and determine whether alimony should...

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Embryo Custody Battles

Embryo Custody Battles

Before 1978, when the first "test tube" baby was born, no one worried about embryo custody battles. Embryos were in the mother's womb so they were obviously in the mother's custody until they were born. Assisted reproductive technology has come a long way in the forty...

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Moving Kids Out of State Divorce

Moving Kids Out of State Divorce

Moving Kids Out of State Divorce Ramifications: The desire to move your child out of North Carolina to a state where you have friends and family during a divorce is understandable. Divorce can often make you feel isolated, and it is important to have support during...

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Military: Preserving Parental Rights

Military: Preserving Parental Rights

Serving in the military poses significant problems for married couples when a spouse is deployed and they cannot control orders that require frequent relocations. When you are divorced, the problems can expand, especially when your ex-spouse is unsupportive of your...

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Adult Adoptions

Adult Adoptions

Adult adoptions are easier and less expensive than adoptions of children. Adults are primarily adopted to ensure inheritance, formalize relationships between adult child and stepparent, and to form family ties. Reasons Adults are Adopted Some of the primary reasons...

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