My husband & I had separated for 3 years. We remained in contact the entire time I was gone & recently decided to reconcile. I moved back into our marital home, giving benefit of doubt that things had changed & would be better. Only to find out his betrayal/infidelity issues are worse than before.
I’ve been a dependent spouse the entire 8 years we’ve been married. Functioning as a homemaker & taking care of his son. I have a physical injury that prevents me from working. He’s been paying all of the bills, mortgage & had been giving me a monthly “allowance” & insisted he do so. He’s retired from the Army, gets retirement & disability pay (for which he claims me as a dependent, even when we separated) & works a full time job. Was it legal for him to claim me as a dependent to the government when I was absent from the home for 3 years? Would spousal support be an option for me given the circumstances?
Now, he insists I move out of our home that we jointly own. His son is 18 & a Senior in High School lives here as well (we don’t have children together). We are all cohabitating as room mates. I believe he’s involved with someone as I have only been back here 4 months & he’s persistent about wanting me to leave ASAP. He has resorted to belittling me on public social network sites. Can he force me to leave our home? If he can make me leave, would the NC separation statute(1 year 1 day) for divorce take place immediately? Or start from the date we separated 3 years ago before reconciling?
I don’t have a car or income & can’t afford a lawyer. I need advice how to proceed with this difficult situation. We were married in Cumberland County, but live in Hoke County. Do the counties that differ where we married & live make a difference in terms of divorce/separation proceedings? Are there any pro bono family law attorneys in this area that could assist me? Any advice you can provide will be greatly appreciated.