Virtual Law Office
The McIlveen Family Law Virtual Law Office (VLO) provides you with the convenience of obtaining online legal advice from an experienced family and divorce lawyer with a license to practice in North Carolina. This method is more convenient and typically cheaper than coming to our office. Register now for a free account and ask a question regarding your legal matter.
What is a Virtual Law Office?
A virtual law office (VLO) offers a secure online environment available to clients 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. The services that the VLO offers include secure client-attorney communications, completion of online forms, sharing of confidential documents, client account information, and client files.
What Can I Do in the VLO?
- Get answers/advice to your legal questions online with a licensed lawyer
- Request a free quote of a lawyer’s legal services
- Ask questions and obtain legal advice through the website’s threaded discussions
- Order legal services such as Separation Agreement, Power of Attorney, Equitable Distribution Listing, Answer & Counterclaim, Last Will & Testament, and other legal documentation
- Obtain legal services, deliverables and documents online without sacrificing personal service
- Manage the direction and scope of your legal service needs
- Review court files and other documents in PDF files
- Get access to invoices and pay your legal bills
- Obtain in-person full service assistance when necessary
The McIlveen Family Law Virtual Law Office provides all clients with an individualized quote for legal services prior to undertaking their specific case. Clients typically pay lower fees for VLO services when compared to full-service legal services. Since internet interaction is generally more convenient and quicker for us and it lowers our overhead costs and we can make the fees of our services more affordable for our online clients. Sample Fees for Our VLO Services:
|Service Offered||Legal Fees|
|Durable Power of Attorney||$150|
|Health Care Power of Attorney||$100–$150|
|Living Will (also known as a Declaration of a Desire for a Natural Death)||$100–$150|
|Last Will & Testament||$500 (fees vary depending on the document’s complexity. If simple, POA and Health Care Directives may be includes at no additional cost.)|
|Separation Agreement & Property Settlement (SAPS)||$1,500–$3,000 (depending on complexity)|
|Prenuptial Agreement||$1,500–$3,000 (depending on complexity)|
|Absolute Divorce||$800 plus fees for court costs (currently $225) and service fee (average $30). The absolute divorce is for a full-service divorce if you live in Mecklenburg or Gaston County. For clients in counties not directly served, we will prepare the Complaint, Summons, Notice of Hearing and/or Calendar Request, Divorce Judgment and ancillary documents.|
|Preparation of Family Law Lawsuit for claims that include child support, child custody, alimony, post-separation support, equitable distribution (including Domestic Civil Action Coversheet, Complaint, Summons, Notices to Defendant re: Child Custody/Child Support and other required ancillary documents.)||Starts at $1500|
|Other family law issues quoted according to your specific situation|
How to Get Started
You need to register for a free account to access our Virtual Law Office. The terms and conditions for using the site will be given to you as you go along with the registration process. Keep your username and password private and use them to log on to the site. You can then view threaded discussions between you and your lawyer. We provide you with the option of being notified of your attorney’s response to your query via email. You may also click on “Ask a Question” and input and submit your query regarding your legal matter. To make sure we can serve you better, we will conduct a “conflicts check”. If there’s no conflict found by our system, our North Carolina family law attorneys will answer your query and provide you with a no-obligation quote for legal services.
Limited Law Services
The McIlveen Family Law Virtual Law Office enables us to provide unbundled legal services online to any individual with legal issues in North Carolina. We help our clients by preparing legal forms such as Complaints, Answer & Counterclaims, Motions and other pleadings to make requests to the courts of North Carolina. We provide cost-effective, limited-engagement legal services ideal for individuals who can’t afford full-service legal representation without compromising the quality of a full-service representation. If you’re seeking legal assistance on your divorce and other legal family matter at an affordable cost, register for a free account and log on today to discuss your case with a qualified NC attorney in our secure online environment.
A Secure Environment
Your privacy is important to us. It’s worthy to note that while client-attorney email conversations can be used, this method of online communication is neither secure nor encrypted. At the The McIlveen Family Law VLO, we provide a secure web communication tool to our online clients by using Virtual Law Office Technology that operates under highly-secure protocols similar to online banking. With the use of proven algorithms that offer the highest degree of protection, that data in The McIlveen Family Law VLO is encrypted at both the communication and storage levels. The software that powers our VLO is developed using secure programming techniques, continuous updates and regular auditing to protect your privacy in a constantly changing web environment.
The attorneys at the McIlveen Family Law Firm are only licensed to practice law in North Carolina.