Fayetteville, NC asked in Child Custody and Divorce for North Carolina

Q: I’m in Nc. I’m trying to buy a house so I can leave my husband, how does that work when your trying to leave to divorce?

I know you have to live apart for a year to file for a divorce and live apart to file for custody of children. I’ve been trying for over a year to find someplace to move to, but because of the size of my family no one wants to rent to us, so I’m trying to buy a house but because I’m still married I’m not sure how I can do this, and even if it is possible how far can I move from the town we are currently in with our child?

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Ben Corcoran
Ben Corcoran
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  • Yadkinville, NC
  • Licensed in North Carolina

A: You can buy a house in your name only, your marital status has nothing to do with it. A bank may not lend you money without your spouse joining but that is completely up to the bank.

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