Separation question


#1

In North Carolina there is no legal separation, the easiest thing for you to do would be to file for absolute divorce. If you have no idea where she currently lives you can serve her with a divorce complaint by publishing notice in the paper in the county and state where you were last aware of her address.

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Attorney with Rosen Law Firm

4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
919.787.6668 main phone
919.787.6361 main fax

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301 McCullough Drive
Suite 510
Charlotte, NC 28262
Main Phone: (704)307.4600
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5826 Fayetteville Rd. Suite 205
Durham, NC 27713
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#2

I realize that I can get a divorce, but time is my greatest concern right now. If there is no Legal Separation in NC, how do I get a Free Trader Agreement so that I can buy my house?


#3

You’d have to find her and have her sign the agreement. I don’t believe there is anyway around it if the lender is requiring the Free Trader Agreement.


#4

The only way to get a free trader would be for him to agree to give you one.

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Helena M. Nevicosi
Attorney with Rosen Law Firm

4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
919.787.6668 main phone
919.787.6361 main fax

Charlotte Office
301 McCullough Drive
Suite 510
Charlotte, NC 28262
Main Phone: (704)307.4600
Main Fax: (704) 9343.0044

Sutton Station
5826 Fayetteville Rd. Suite 205
Durham, NC 27713
Phone: (919) 321-0780

ROSEN.COM

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 only, a full discussion with an attorney should be undertaken before taking any action. The information posted on this forum is available for public viewing and is not intended to create an attorney client relationship with any individual. These answers are provided for informational purposes only, a person should consult with their own individual legal counsel before taking any action that could affect their legal rights or obligations.


#5

I have been separated from my wife for almost 6 years now. I know I can get a divorce but I just haven’t done it yet. Recently, I decided to buy a house and since I am still married, I am being told I at least need a legal separation. The problem is, my wife took off almost 6 years ago and I haven’t seen her since. She left me, the kids and all of her belongings because she was running from the police. I have no idea where she is now.
My question is, how do I go about getting a legal separation agreement without knowing where she is. Time is also a concern here because I have already found a house that I want to buy.

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