What can I do


Dear bassilisp:

Greetings. I am not sure that I understand how, if you have a DVPO (domestic violence protective order) your husband was allowed back into the residence? No, I doubt that you will have to support him, unless he files a claim for alimony and wins. Otherwise, I would stop speaking with him at all. Thank you.

Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Divorce
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
919.787.6668 main phone
919.256.1665 direct fax

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Charlotte, North Carolina 28262
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I had a DMVO for one year granting me everything to include the house and both vehicles, as at the time my spouse had no Driver’s liscense,he has since gotten them back, but he lost one vehicle to the state of NC. We have only been married 3 years, which of this I have been deployed twice. I found out he had been arrested at least 23 times since 1983 for various DWI charges and that he had been married and divorced three times which he did not put ont he marriage liscense when we applied for them. The house was and still is in my maiden name and so our the vehicles and the insurance. He moved out on 12 Jan 05, and I have full possesion of the vehicles and the house and its contents,which is all stuff I had before we were married,( he took his stuff with him when he moved). He has lost his job. Can I be held responsible to take care and provide for him since he moved out of the residence, he wasn’t suppose to be living there anyway according to the DMVO. I want to file for divorce but understand we have to be separated for one year. We have no children and have separate bank accounts. Needless to say I feel like a fool and that I have been taken advantage of.
Any advice is appreciated.
Sherry Gaylor