FAMILY LAW BLOG

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

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

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

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

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 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

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 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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Child Custody in North Carolina

Child custody cases are the most emotionally charged type of court exposure most people ever experience. Custody battles are usually tied to a divorce or couples who conceived a child but never married although they may also occur in adoption proceedings. Some child...

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Alimony in North Carolina

In North Carolina, Alimony is typically ordered  If one spouse is dependent on the other spouse to pay the marital expenses, the dependent spouse has a need for support after the parties separate, and the supporting spouse is able to pay the support. Alimony is...

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