Greetings. First, I want you to understand that you cannot file for a divorce until you have been separated from your husband for one year and one day. Now, you can file for child support and child custody at anytime, as they are separate issues from the divorce. So, you appear to have a good case to get sole custody from your spouse if he was involved in abusing your child and has a documented drug problem. Best of luck.
Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Divorce
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
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