Gastonia Family Law Attorney Represents Grandparents of Young Girl Orphaned by Family Murder Suicide
06/11/2012

Gastonia family law attorney Sean McIlveen was recently asked to represent the paternal grandparents of a 3-year-old girl. His clients sought custody of the young girl, although it was their son, who killed his wife and then himself.

Online PR News – 11-June-2012 – Gastonia, NC – Recently Gastonia family law attorney Sean McIlveen was asked to represent the paternal grandparents of a 3-year-old girl. His clients sought custody of the young girl, although it was their son, who killed his wife and then himself.

At that time, the girl was under the care of her maternal grandmother because after the unfortunate and violent incident, the maternal grandmother did not allow the paternal grandparents to visit the child.

were financially able to care for the minor child and meet all her needs to a higher degree than the maternal grandmother.

Part of the allegations against McIlveen’s clients was that they knew (or at least should have known) of the existence of domestic violence between the young girl’s parents.

According to McIlveen, the child’s paternal grandparents “were professional, churchgoing, and, for all intents and purposes, good people.” McIlveen further stated that his clients “were financially able to care for the minor child and meet all her needs to a higher degree than the maternal grandmother.”

Both maternal and paternal grandparents had significant interaction with the minor child prior to the death of her mother and father. However, there was a substantial amount of stigma attached to allowing the paternal grandparents custody of the young child, as it was their son who killed the child’s mother.

After a hearing, the Judge granted equal custody to both grandparents.

The McIlveen Family Law Firm, are Gastonia and Charlotte Divorce Attorneys led by Sean and Angela McIlveen. With over 15 years of experience in divorce and family law the McIlveen Family Law Firm and has earned a solid reputation all throughout North Carolina for its highly skilled attorneys. For a confidential consultation or more details, call (704) 557-0131 or visit their website at www.mcilveenfamilylaw.com target="_blank" class="highlight_link">http://www.mcilveenfamilylaw.com>.