Greetings. 1) Yes, but your behavior was also constructive abandondment and a couple of other marital faults. 2) No. You should also send her a letter telling her that you forbid her to return and that if she does, you will file for Domestic Criminal Trespass. If you do not, you risk your spouse moving back in with you and then potentially filing a domestic violence action to remove you from the home. 3) First, McDonalds and other fast food restaurants are always hiring, so you can find employment, probably not a fabulous job, but one that pays you. You may also need to file for temporary public assistance. 4)You may have rights to alimony, but due to the 2 years of drug abuse, I doubt it. Also, you will be paying child support, since the child does not live with you.
Stay clean and sober. Things will eventually get better, but until then just keep trying!
Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Divorce
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
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