Legal seperation for financial security


#1

I do not know of anything, short of separating and executing a valid separation agreement, that would protect you in the event of your wife incurring financial obligations.

Lee S. Rosen
Board Certified Family Law Specialist
The Rosen Law Firm
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 200
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
NCdivorce.com
(919)787-6668

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#2

I have been confronted with divorce at a young age and my wife is starting to do some financially reckless things. I do not wish to get a divorce but have heard of some type of legal filing of seperation that would free us of any financial and legal responsibilities that pertain to things such as illigal actions or debt. In a marriage, it is my understanding that if my wife gets a DUI, for instance, I incur a certain level of obligation to support her financially, wich can affect my credit, as well as being affected in car inssurance increases and things of that nature. I want to know if such legal seperation exists so that if time is needed to be spent seperated before divorce or otherwise is decided upon, than it can be taken with security from finances and similar issues.

Guy Van Bogart