Married out of country


Dear stillsad:

Greetings. First, you moved yourself down the list, not up. Next, yes you have to follow NC divorce laws if that is where you live.

Finally, sounds like you need to separate and let him deal with his financial issues before you reconcile. Thank you.

Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Law Firm

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Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
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ok so i was married last april in Mexico…my husband and i were very independent prior to our marriage and we have remained that way but i am learning that he has a lot of money issues INCLUDING oweing the IRS LOTS of money!! I had to file married filling seperately this year b/c if i filed with him i would have ended up forfieting my return so i got hit hard on my return % …anyway, i’m thinking this is fraud, no?? Also, since we were not married in NC, do we still have to go by NC divorce laws or can we do something else quicker?