I grew up in Gaston County, North Carolina and am currently a resident of Gastonia,... more
I grew up in Gaston County, North Carolina and am currently a resident of Gastonia, North Carolina. I ama partner attorney at the McIlveen Family Law Firm, which I started with my wife, Angela, who is also an attorney. We have offices in Gastonia and Charlotte, North Carolina. Ireceived my undergraduate degree in sociology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and my Juris Doctorate ... view profile
My law firm is focused on the area of family law in Mecklenburg, Gaston and a... more
My law firm is focused on the area of family law in Mecklenburg, Gaston and a multitude of surrounding counties. I specialize in family litigation, including but not limited to, divorce, modifications, division of assets and liabilities, child custody, child support matters, adoption, separation agreements, and private mediations. Our firm takes into account the unique nature of each family and... view profile
I am a lifelong resident of North Carolina. I received a B.A. in Political Science... more
I am a lifelong resident of North Carolina. I received a B.A. in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Juris Doctorate from Campbell University's Norman A. Wiggins School of Law. I have handled numerous family law cases since entering the legal profession and am thrilled to be associated with a firm that focuses exclusively on family law issues. I pride... view profile
When an ex-spouse makes payments to a former spouse after the divorce, the payments are called alimony. Alimony payments (also called spousal support) are intended to preserve the lifestyle the former spouse enjoyed before the divorce. Unlike child support, which is a required payment to fund a child's necessities, no one is guaranteed alimony. If a couple can't agree, a judge decides whether to award alimony. A divorce lawyer who specializes in alimony knows what information you need to calculate alimony, and can also help if you feel your ex-spouse is asking for too much alimony.