The News & Observer

Paul Robert Vancil passed away on June 8th, 2018 at the age of 66 from natural causes. Paul was born in Evanston, Illinois, on October 15th, 1951, to parents Lyla and Cecil Vancil; the family later moved to Toledo, Ohio. Paul graduated from University of Missouri-Columbia with a degree in journalism in 1972. He spent time as a journalist and editor for The Memphis Press-Scimitar in the 1970’s and early 1980’s before attending law school at UNC-Chapel Hill, where he graduated in 1985. During that time in Chapel Hill he also worked for the Durham Morning Herald and local radio station WCHL, serving as a news reporter. 

Paul began his law career in Atlanta, Georgia working at Webb, Carlock, Copeland and Stair before establishing his own firm of O’Mahony and Vancil, LLP. Following Atlanta, he began his independent practice and expanded to North and South Carolina, and he was dedicated to keeping his services affordable to clients. He and his family returned to Chapel Hill, North Carolina in the summer of 1999. Aside from working as an attorney, Paul enjoyed early morning walks at UNC, which he considered the most beautiful campus in the US. He placed a great value on education and had a sharp sense of humor. 

He enjoyed all kinds of music-particularly folk music-throughout his life; he played guitar from the time he was a teenager and learned the piano later in life. Paul’s passion for history, news media, and academia led him to spend his time reading endless biographies and exploring college campuses. He is preceded in death by parents Lyla and Cecil and brother Mark. Towards the end if his life, Paul became passionate about ending gun violence, in his memory donations can be made to the Save Our Lives movement. 

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How to Avoid 3 Common DIY Divorce Mistakes

Filing for divorce in North Carolina is a pretty straightforward process. A lot of people prefer using an attorney to give them peace of mind the divorce was handled correctly. For someone unfamiliar with the court system, filing for and obtaining a divorce judgment can be confusing and overwhelming. For those of you who don’t mind taking the risk, these tips will help you avoid three common mistakes in a DIY divorce. Literally, the very next day after a year, you can file for divorce. 

If you and your spouse separated on January 1st, make sure to wait until January 2nd of the next year before filing your complaint for divorce. Preserve Your Claims: In North Carolina, you lose your right to file claims for equitable distribution and/or spousal support once a divorce judgment is entered. There is little to nothing that can be done to address these issues once a divorce judgment is entered. Be Prepared for the Hearing: Even if your spouse isn’t contesting the divorce, most courts require the plaintiff to testify before granting a divorce. Don’t be shy about contacting the clerk of court’s office in the county you are obtaining the divorce. 

They usually have DIY divorce packets available which sometimes includes a fill-in-the-blank script for the hearing. If you need additional legal advice or help with your divorce, contact our office today to schedule a consultation. 

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The DiLeone Law Group, P.C.

Depending on the nature of your case, its outcome could have far-reaching effects for you and your family. Successfully navigating your case requires specific legal knowledge, and in Raleigh, NC, that’s where the team at The DiLeone Law Group, P.C. comes in. The professionals at The DiLeone Law Group, P.C. are passionate about healthcare law and know that dealing with issues related to medical care can be taxing and stressful. 

That’s why the team pledges to handle each and every client with the care, professionalism and respect he or she deserves. The professionals at The DiLeone Law Group, P.C. take the time to help clients fully understand their legal rights while working hard to ensure that those rights are protected. Don’t try to navigate the intricate and frustrating world of healthcare law on your own. In Raleigh, NC, the team at The DiLeone Law Group, P.C. 

is on your side, no matter your case. 

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McIlveen Family Law Firm

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. The Raleigh office may seem small, but we are mighty in terms of the resources, and talent that support us. No matter what difficult issue you are facing, someone within our firm has successfully navigated a case like yours before. We have over 100 years of combined experience, and family law is all we practice. 

Remember, if you hire a family lawyer in the Raleigh Office, you are hiring the entire team, our deep bench of family law attorneys from Gastonia and Charlotte are part of your team. If you want the attention you would receive from a small firm, but the knowledge base and resources of a large firm, then I encourage you to consider the Family Lawyers at the Raleigh office of the McIlveen Family Law Firm for your representation. 

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