Greetings. Call the joint credit card company and get your account information. Most attorneys take credit cards and they can help you to place your fee on the credit card. You do not need the actual credit card to make the charge, but you do need to call them first to ensure that you are still on the account.
First, I would not agree to sell the house if you have no income and no where else to go right now. If you leave the house, and move into another residence (even a treatment facility), and your wife moves back in and tells you that you cannot come home, you cannot. If you do go back into the house after being warned not to, it is domestic criminal trespass (which is a crime in NC).
You can get counselors who deal with addiction therapy who will come to your home or make time for you on a daily or bi-weekly basis.
Once you have a separation agreement, your rights are dictated solely by the language of the separation agreement. You are correct though, you too need an attorney.
Finally, keep your head up. Dealing with an addiction is not easy, and then feeling like your family has left also, but you know that you are stronger than your addiction and your depression. Make some time to do a job search, volunteer, and see your child. Schedule out your whole day and follow it to the letter. Remember that you have a child to parent, and that is a huge gift!
Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Divorce
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
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