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...
Bankruptcy & NC Family Law

Bankruptcy & NC Family Law

This is a short guide explaining what to do if your spouse files a bankruptcy during a pending family law action. This is specific to North Carolina and should be considered irrelevant to any other state. It is not legal advice and you should consult an attorney if...
Don’t Go It Alone in Family Law

Don’t Go It Alone in Family Law

Pro se litigants are people who represent themselves in legal proceedings. A few weeks ago, I witnessed the best performance by a pro se litigant that I have ever seen. This pro se litigant was in District Court taking on her ex-husband and his attorney in a temporary...
Sleep Deprivation Is Affecting Your Emotions

Sleep Deprivation Is Affecting Your Emotions

Researchers in Israel have recently found that fatigue undermines the ability to handle your emotions, and keep your feelings in check.  In other words, being tired can really make you act differently than you would if you had received a sufficient amount of sleep. ...
It’s Not TV, It’s Family Law

It’s Not TV, It’s Family Law

When I first meet my clients, most of them have no experience with the legal system.  If they do, it was for a speeding ticket which they either immediately paid, or had an attorney handle quickly.  Moreover, on many occasions, I have represented clients whose only...
Green Cards, Marriage & Divorce

Green Cards, Marriage & Divorce

It’s almost impossible to convey the complexity of immigration laws in the United States and marriage-based immigration is no different.  United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is the government agency that oversees lawful immigration unto the U.S....
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