Run, do not walk, to an attorney’s office. Please note that I say this with all due respect. It sounds to me like your husband does not, and did not, have any idea of how hard a stay at home mother works. She is a tax driver, dry cleaner, event organizer, event planner, chef, nurse, etc. You were a value to your husband throughout the marriage and you are entitled to alimony. Do not sit on this right.
Before I could give you ideas on numbers, I would need to meet with you, go over all expenses, your standard of living during the marriage, and what has happened since the date of separation. Do not make it easy for him, as I am sure that it has not been easy for you over the past year. Best of luck.
Janet L. Fritts
Attorney at Law
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 200
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
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