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Dear no_more:

Greetings. Has your wife applied for disability? That may be an additional source of income for both of you (or at least her if you move out). Thank you.

Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Law Firm

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

1829 East Franklin Street, Bldg 600
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
919.321.0780 main phone
919.787.6668 main fax


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My wife has bi-polar disorder. I do not think the meds are working as well anymore. We have been married for 13 years. She has not worked for any measurable length of time. I have worked my sefl up in my career as a public servant. Over the years I have paid for my wife’s legimate medical expenses, which has been and is considerable and to date keep our budget very very tight. She balmes me for loosing our house, but in fact I did all I could wih creative financing to stay in it. It was not enough. We now live in a Townhouse, which is nice, but the budget is still very tight. I try to get her to find work, but her self esteem is so low she will not even try. She is now accusing me of having an affair. This is not true and it hurts. I am out of money, and barely keeping afloat. It is a mater of time now ( just a few months) before I will not be able to keep up with all the bills. I want to leave, I know now I stayed much to long, but I do love her. With all the bills and such, I am not sure I can afford another set of living expenses. I know from reading in here that my wife would be a dependent spouse and would be entitled to some alimony. At this point I could not affrod $50.00 a month. I just do not know what to do, but I have to do something. Any descent suggestion would be most appreciative.