Greetings. I am sorry to hear how your marriage broke up. When couples have an extremely short marriage, there is generally little to no alimony paid, since it would cost more to obtain the alimony in legal fees then it would be worth. Nevertheless, he may be responsible for paying your expenses if you can negotiate the same with him.
If the house is in his name only, he still generally requires your signature to sell property if you are married. If you were to file for equitable distribution you could place a lis pendens on the property to ensure that he does not sell the same.
So, unfortunately, I don’t think that the court would order him to pay all the household expenses for any long length of time (and that is assuming you get in front of a judge on the alimony issue). You may be to stay in the house though. Best of luck.
Janet L. Fritts
Attorney at Law
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
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