What now


Dear loleis:

Greetings. First, I am sorry to hear about your situation. If your credit is good, I suggest that you use some credit to retain an attorney to assist you. Also, while you are in the process of hiring an attorney, you can also file a claim for child support with the North Carolina Child Support Agency - even if you are still living together. That should help with the finances until your attorney can assist you with obtaining more or moving. 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

10925 David Taylor Drive, Suite 100
Charlotte, North Carolina 28262
704.644.2831 main voice
704.307.4595 main fax


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.


my husband and i have been struggling with divorce issues. He is the controling type and believes that i should get nothing and I should have to leave because I WANT THE DIVORCE. This past november we drew up a separation agreement. In it he made me put certain things in it or he wouldn’t sign it. I only wanted him to sign it so we could move on. I never left and tried to work things out. Now things are getting bad and he says if I want to go then go. He has had control of all monies. He has now screwed up my credit and I have no job, because I’ve always worked with him. I have no money to fight him and we have three children to take care of. I am lost at what to do, and it is making me unstable emotionally, because I am stuck. The year separation law in North Carolina feels to me that it promotes aggression and creates emotional heartache, for those of us who just want to go. He wants me to leave and give up the kids, I have no friends or family here, so my resources are limited.