Greetings. Yes, she may be entitled to some of the money you receive from selling the timber, but it would depend on how the land was used, how was the timber maintained, and any other relevant factors which may show that the separate property (your land with the timber) was converted into marital property or partial marital property through your actions during the marriage.
My suggestion is for you to obtain an attorney and begin working on this separation agreement. The other issue is that you may need your wife’s signature prior to selling the timber if you do not have a separation agreement. Best of luck!
Janet L. Fritts
Attorney at Law
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 200
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
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