You should think about pursuing the following, in addition to child support: post-separation support, alimony, property distribution (“equitable distribution”). PSS can help with the bills in the short term, and alimony can help you make ends meet in the long term. One of the factors that judges consider in alimony and PSS awards is one’s contribution as a homemaker. I would recommend that you at least sit down with an attorney for a consultation on these issues. Folks don’t always do what they should, and sometimes you have to ask a judge to help.
David L. McGuire
The Rosen Law Firm
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 200
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
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