My husband filed for the divorce and originally I did not contest it. A court date was scheduled for January 31,2022 and the divorce was not granted because I was not properly served. I now feel like I should contest the divorce, but I don’t know if I still have the opportunity to.
In North Carolina the requirement for divorce is that parties must have lived separate and apart except in rare circumstances. It requires that only one party needs to have had the intent to live separate and apart. To contest the divorce you would need to show you have not lived separate and...Read more »
It all depends on a lot of factors. Based on the facts you've given, the answer is not a definite YES or NO. Consult with an experienced family law attorney, so they can ask you a series of questions, and based on your answers, more questions, and based on your answers, you can get a more...Read more »
He used marital funds to purchase equipment for the business, and I have copies of the checks verifying that. On the financial affidavit, he claims that the business started after separation and he used his own money. Can I use the checks to verify that his business started before separation? Is... Read more »
Seems like the answer could depend on when the business entity (if there is one) was actually formed. If it wasn't formed (created) with the Secretary of State until after you separated, then there is an argument that the business wasn't marital. However, if that is the case, then you...Read more »
we’ve been separated 12 years. not divorced. she went to the registrar of deeds with a new deed with his and her name on it. my name is there without a signature. they recorded it. is it legal? did i lose my land?
We bought a home for cash in NC 7 years ago with proceeds from sale of home in VA, paid off by my husband’s parents estate. Separated since January when I left for a job across the country. He listed the house in late July and we have a buyer and contract, which he just decided not to honor.... Read more »
I would need to review the deed to the house to give a definite answer.
However, it is likely that the house is in both your names and you and he own it as tenants in common. He is allowed to live there rent-free, but he is responsible for 50% of all expenses, taxes, utilities, hoa fees,...Read more »
Sure. There is no requirement that both actions are handled together. However, I do question why you haven't been divorced yet. Many family law attorneys offer a "flat-fee" divorce package that isn't too expensive. Alternatively, you can attempt to file it yourself.
Wouldn't be great, but it largely depends on what claims are being raised, and on additional facts (how long have you been separated, did you know this person before you separated). If there is some suspicion that you were being unfaithful on your spouse, this new person moving in will...Read more »
I want to leave safely. This is a intimate partner violence relationship with emotional/ verbal abuse. He refuses to leave. I want to ensure that if I leave the mortgage continues to get paid as it is in my name. Do I have the right to stay because the mortgage is in my name? I have recordings and... Read more »
You are both entitled to live in the marital home, regardless of whose name is on the mortgage, until a court orders otherwise. Emotional abuse is not an actionable legal claim. If there is "marital misconduct", such as violence (or cheating) though, especially if there are medical...Read more »
I typically attach a copy of the separation agreement at the end of the initial divorce filings as an FYI. However, most separation agreements are private contracts between the spouses that do not involve the court directly. That is, unless your agreement requires "incorporation" or the...Read more »
You can do it anytime - if the parties agree then it is the best practice to go ahead and get the full agreement in writing and have it formally executed (a Separation Agreement). Then you can just wait for the one year and someone can file for divorce.
My husband is allowing me to buy him out. All assets, including the home, value was determined based on date of separation. I paid for the date of separation home appraisal, as instructed to by my lawyer. Now with the home prices fluctuating, the value of the home is being challenged by my... Read more »
It would seem that these questions should be directed to your current attorney. That said, if I was representing your husband I would certainly make sure that your buyout reflected the current value of the home.
The gain in value of the home since the date of separation (through passive...Read more »
My conditional GC expires in December this year and I would need to remove the conditions 90 days before it. We have been married since almost 3 years and the marriage certainly was in good faith and we both hoped this will last forever.
However, since past year the marriage has been going... Read more »
It would be best if you were divorced by the time you have to apply to remove the condition or soon thereafter. There is language that can be used as part of the divorce to improve the chances of your removal of condition being granted so I would recommend you consult with a family law attorney who...Read more »
You used the term "separation agreement," but also mentioned that you would "file" this document. A separation agreement is a contract between spouses, and typically isn't filed with the court. As it is a contract, the parties can agree...Read more »
Your spouse plays no role in your decision whether you want to voluntarily dismiss your ED claim. No consent is needed. That said, if your spouse files a counterclaim for ED, then it doesn't matter what you do with your claim. There just needs to be one claim pending.
While it is a common misconception, there really isn't something called 'separation papers,' and you don't need any such papers to become legally separated. Some couples negotiate a contract between themselves that settles issues they may have (property division, spousal...Read more »
You can leave the house anytime you want. You will still be liable to pay the loan, however. If there is a substance abuse issue, there are other ways to force him to leave (if the right facts apply). Consult with a family law attorney about your options, and take that opportunity to have a...Read more »
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