Difficult ex with pregnant girlfriend


#1

Dear Shelly,

Yes, you can file a claim for alienation of affections against the girlfried, especially if you suspect she was around before you and your husband separated. Of course, whatever evidence you can find to prove that the affair began before you and he separated is great too. But, since you are still married, even evidence of post separation marital misconduct is admissible.

When your husband files for divorce, you will have 30 days to answer the complaint. If you and he have not signed a separation agreement dividing the marital property, and dealing with alimony, you should either have that completed before the divorce is final, or file your claims for equitable distribution of the property, alimony, child custody and child support in your answer to his divorce complaint.

If you do not file claims for equitable distribution and alimony before the divorce is final, you will lose the right to those claims after the divorce is final.

Good luck,

Shonnese D. Stanback
Attorney
The Rosen Law Firm
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 200
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
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NCdivorce.com
email: sstanback@rosen.com

The response posted above is based upon the limited factual information made available and is not intended as a full and complete response to the question. The only reliable manner to obtain complete and adequate legal advice is to consult with an attorney, fully explain your situation, and allow the attorney sufficient opportunity to research the applicable law and facts required to render an accurate opinion. The basic information provided above is intended as a public service but a full discussion with an attorney should be undertaken before taking any action.


#2

I HAVE A WIERD PROBLEM. MY HUSBAND AND I HAVE BEEN SEPARATED SINCE JULY 3,2003. SOON AFTER SEPARATION A GIRLFRIEND APPEARED. TODAY (MARCH 28, 2004) I FOUND OUT THAT MY EX AND HIS GIRLFRIEND ARE EXPECTING A CHILD. MY QUESTION IS, SINCE WE ARE NOT DIVORCED YET AND NOT ELIGIBLE FOR A DIVORCE UNTIL AFTER JULY 3, 2004, IS THERE ANYTHING LEGAL WISE THAT CAN BE DONE AGAINST THE GIRLFRIEND FOR ALIENATION OF AFFECTION? I HAVE NO PROOF OF HER BEING AROUND BEFORE SEPARATION, ONLY SUSPICIONS. AND WHEN HE FILES FOR THE DIVORCE, (WHICH I’M SURE HE WILL SO HE CAN REMARRY), HOW LONG DOES THAT PROCESS TAKE AND WHAT ARE GROUNDS FOR CONTESTING A DIVORCE PROCEEDING? WE ARE BY LAW, STILL HUSBAND AND WIFE. OUR CHILDREN ARE THE ONES WHO WILL SUFFER. WE HAVE TO VERY YOUNG SCHOOL AGE CHILDREN WHO ARE EMOTIONALLY DISTRAUGHT ALREADY. THANKS FOR THE HELP