My wife of 25 year told me two days ago that she wants to separate. We own a house with no mortgage, although $200,000 of the $350,000 value came from an inheritance from her father. Our son is 19 and in college. I would like to take an apartment while we work through this process. The last two days have been miserable.
If I sign a lease on an apartment, will it be considered “abandonment.” She wants me to leave. Should I have her sign a letter of consent indicating that she agrees to the separation? Finally, she has told me that she wants alimony and that she gets her $200,000 back when we sell our house, plus, 1/2 of the $150,000 that would be left over. Does she get $275,000 and I get $75,000 or do we split the proceeds?
Thank you… scared and sad in NC.