Dear fresh start:
Greetings. Yes, you can argue that your spouse was a spendthrift and wasted marital assets and therefore you deserve more than one half of the marital estate. You may also want to speak with the District Attorney in your county about pressing charges against all people involved. Best of luck.
Janet L. Fritts
Attorney at Law
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
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