Hi, I have a few questions…
My wife and I are in the process of separating. We have 1 child between us. I have 2 from a previous marriage. We have never had any joint accounts or anything tying us together except for our son and a house. We have agreed to 50/50 custody (literally) she works 3.5 days a week.I have my son when she works, she has him when she is off. We split all agreed upon costs as far as he goes. I cover his Health Insurance as she has none. Child support is minimal because of custody arrangement and income balance (Roughly…Me: 56.5% Her: 43.5%). She cheated and I am trying to make this as easy and painless as possible, both for me and everyone else that is effected by our life.
Summary is this:
I purchased a house in NC in 2006, PRIOR to getting married in 2008. I used my own money (proceeds from a previous home sale) as a down payment.
I added her to the deed under pressure from her and her parents it might have been before we got married? I am not sure… The mortgage has ALWAYS been under only me. I paid roughly $275,000.00 in 06. It is now valued at approx. $250,000.00. In our agreement, we agreed that I can stay in the house as long as I want free of any encumbrances from her. Also agreed that, if I am to sell the house I am entitled to my original deposit back and we split any remainder. As it sits now, I will NOT get back my entire deposit. Does this mean she gets nothing if I sell the house? I am still in the house and she has moved out. More so…ASKED to leave… Does me adding her to the deed have ANY effect on this situation?
IS there ANY LAW in North Carolina that requires me to keep her on my health insurance for any length of time?? Or can I drop her today if need be? I was told today there is a law that states I have to keep her on during our separation for 1 year.
With regards to child support. We both worked it out on Worksheet B on the DHHS website and printed it out, and attached a copy to our separation agreement. Will that stand?
Can we make our separation agreement our divorce papers when the time comes if we still agree or is there more to it?
Thanks, sorry for all the questions, just want to make sure we are getting this right.