Hi Amy, this is Amy! If your Husband were to file a lawsuit in NC, you would need to consult with a NC attorney. It sounds like you’re not going to challenge him on custody anyway, but he could try to get child support since he has the children. When you say he’s asking you to help “pay the bills”, is he referring to debt or things like utilities? You might be obligated to contribute to any debt that is marital (occuring after the marriage and before the date of separation and it benefitted the marriage) but unless he was dependant on your income during the marriage you are probably not obligated to continue to support him with his current bills. You should show any papers you receive to an attorney before signing them.
Amy K. Kirkhum
The Rosen Law Firm
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 200
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
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