Seperation agreement


#1

Dear jenmccll:

Greetings. Did he sign it with a notary? I doubt that it will hold up in court as a valid separation agreement. You need to go and see an attorney now to protect your rights. Best of luck and let us know if we can help.

Janet L. Fritts
Attorney at Law
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
NCDivorce.com
919-787-6668

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#2

Actually I do have two more questions. I heard that some attorneys will help low-income people or they don’t charge any fees upfront in situations like mine. I wasn’t sure how to find an attorney that handles these types of cases. How would I go about finding this type of attorney? Also, since we just bought a car together and I didn’t contribute any money towards buying it, do I have any rights toward the car?

Jennifer McCall


#3

Dear jenmccll:

Greetings. I do not know of any attorneys that do not charge any fees upfront in any situations (except pro bono matters). Most attorneys that do not charge flat fees have a retainer paid up front and bill hourly from that amount.

Also, you do have rights toward the car, but it may only be the right to pay the debt. Best of luck.

Janet L. Fritts
Attorney at Law
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
NCDivorce.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

Well, my husband walked out and left this morning. I wasn’t sure of what I needed to do to make sure I at least had something to show that he will at least pay me something each month considering he works and I am a student so I have no income. I wrote up an agreement stating that he agrees to pay to have my car fixed because we were getting ready to have that done a few weeks ago when he bought a brand new car for himself. It also states that he agrees to pay me 200 dollars a month for at least six months and agrees to keep me under his health insurance policy on the terms that I agree to sign over full responsibility of the car he just bought with both our names on and allow him to stay under my car insurance policy since it is must cheaper. I also wrote on it that he agrees to meet me and a lawyer to prepare seperation papers and incorporate our agreement in the seperation. Does this agreement he signed even hold up in court? How long before he or I could see other people?

Jennifer McCall