Need advice on various issues


#1

Dear Rebecca:

Greetings. Yes, I would argue (if I were your husband’s attorney) that the subsidy amount reduce the child support amount. Now, if you both agree that it not be counted, then it may not be. I would wait for him to raise the issue.

A twenty year marriage usually comes with at least the following: real estate, children, retirement accounts, and spousal support needs. Do you have any of these? If you do, you NEED the assistance of an attorney so that you protect your interests. I truly believe that you can pay an attorney now to safeguard your needs or you can pay later by not having them safeguarded. As always, the decision is yours … and I do understand that cost is a large factor for almost every client.

Were you not able to find a referral to Carteret on our referral page? Please let me know…thanks

Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Divorce
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
RosenDivorce.com
919-787-6668

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.


#2

Thank you for your response! Yes, I am beginning to realize that I do need to consult with an attorney. I left a library job to homeschool kids for 12 years and now need to get back in the workforce. My daughter is mentally handicapped and I’ve never left her alone.


#3

Dear Rebecca:

Greetings again. It sounds like you are facing not only tough financial and legal burdens, but tremendous emotional burdens. Our firm understands people going through divorce - it is a CRISIS! Separation and later divorce happen to anyone, any culture, background, race, religion, etc. The common factors are the fear, anxiety, pain, hurt, heart ache, loneliness. If you retain an attorney, make sure that you pick one that understands these emotions and can help you despite the fact that you have them! Best of luck…and please try to have a happy holiday season!

Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Divorce
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
RosenDivorce.com
919-787-6668

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.


#4

I am pursuing a separation from my husband of 20 yrs. We have an adopted daughter through social services (IV-E) which I have home schooled for about 9 years. She is mentally handicapped as a result of abuse. We receive adoption subsidy for her until age 18. Will this affect the amount of support I can receive for her? Because of limited financial resources I am going to prepare the separation papers myself but would like advice from an attorney or paralegal. Could you recommend someone in Carteret or a surrounding county?
Thank you!