Greetings. Let’s stop for one moment and speak to one issue that you have. You said you want to resolve the separation issues at a “minimal expense” yet you are waiting months to retain an attorney. Those are months of you continuing to pay and her continuing to be out of work expecting you to pay - INCREASING the expense of the separation and divorce. Although an attorney would be an expense, you have to see if you are going to save more with an attorney or without one, and you clearly would be saving more with one.
Okay, on to your questions:
Not really. You cannot take one income for one household and expect it to supply two households (unless the income is very high).
She is incorrect. Many experts have testified in open court contrary to this point and almost all current literature says that children are better adjusted with the love and support of both parents.
No, you do not “file” for separation in NC. You just “are” separated when you stop living with your spouse and one of you intend it to be permanent.
Yes, you can call any of our numbers for a consultation in the area nearest you. Thank you.
Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Divorce
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
919.787.6668 main phone
919.256.1665 direct fax
10925 David Taylor Drive, Suite 100
Charlotte, North Carolina 28262
704.644.2831 main voice
704.307.4595 main fax
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