If you are the supporting spouse you may be liable for spousal support. If you have an obligation to pay spousal support and you do not, you can be found to have abandoned him. In order to answer this question you would need to meet with an attorney and review your specific income information. If you wish to sell the hosue and your spouse refuses to do so, you can file a lawsuit and request that the court make an interim distribution of property and order that the house be sold.
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
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