Considering divorce


Dear weary1:

Greetings. It is unlikely she will be entitled to anything other than half the bank accounts (but only the funds deposited into them during the marriage). If the marriage is going poorly, separate sooner than later, especially if you don’t want to pay alimony, etc.

Now, I want to be clear…she is legally “entitled” to alimony, but it is likely she would pay much more in attorney fees than she would ever receive from you. I would hire an attorney and have them negotiate a separation agreement for you in order to avoid long range attorney fees. 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

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Charlotte, North Carolina 28262
704.644.2831 main voice
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My wife and I have been married for less than a year.
We both have seperate bank accounts. I pay for my cars, the house and all the utilities with NO help from her. She pays for her car and for grocerys. Other than that I pay for everything. The house was mine before marriage and is still in my name only as are my cars. If I ask for divorce, what will she be intitled to?? I don’t feel that I’d owe her anything, but that seems too good to be true. Any help?