Insurance settlement


Dear comingoutofdenial:

Greetings. Yes, you may be entitled to all or some of the funds he is about to receive. My suggestion is that you speak with an attorney immediately, even if you have to borrow the funds from family, etc. How long were you married? Thank you.

Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Divorce
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
919.787.6668 main phone
919.256.1665 direct fax

10925 David Taylor Drive, Suite 100
Charlotte, North Carolina 28262
704.644.2831 main voice
704.307.4595 main fax


The response posted above is based upon the limited factual information made available and is not intended as a full and complete response to the question. The only reliable manner to obtain complete and adequate legal advice is to consult with an attorney, fully explain your situation, and allow the attorney sufficient opportunity to research the applicable law and facts required to render an accurate opinion. The basic information provided above is intended as a public service but a full discussion with an attorney should be undertaken before taking any action.


My husband is asking for a divorce and is apparently positioning himself financially for some sort of victory. I am a dependent spouse–currently in college and working part-time. He makes about 10 times my salary. He is in the process of settling with an insurance company for an auto accident and he is withholding information on the settlement from me. He has also opened new bank and credit card accounts. He remains willing to “allow” me to stay in our home while I’m in school but is becoming more and more hosstile. It has dawned on me that he is only nominally willing to “help” me with school in order to reduce possible alimony payments. Do I have a right to know what he is doing regarding money?