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Name Removed June 9, 2010 at 3:53 pm

My husband is being treated for bipolar disorder. Can he still be held accountable for “fault” (reckless spending, alcoholism, internet pornography & attempts to solicit women, & lost his employment due to excessive absenteeism, however the employer said it was because of budget constraints.) Or because bipolar is a medical condition, and his destructive behavior is “text book” behavior for the condition, would he NOT be held accountable & considered at fault as it would relate to receiving alimony? We have been married for 20 years and the disorder really began to show itself about 5 years ago. He does take his meds regularly, however, combined with 12+ beers each day, I would suspect the alcohol lessens the beneficial action of the medicine.

Name Removed June 22, 2010 at 1:52 pm

WANTED to know a little about alienation of affection.and abandament,andadultry.what i can do about all of them should i get a lawyer or not .pretty much left me in a bind but we dont have children thats good. just need a little advice.

Summer November 17, 2010 at 11:38 am

My husband is an active alcoholic pretending to be a recovering alcoholic. He purchases alcohol and hides it, drinking it when no one is around. I have been keeping track of his hiding places so I can see how much he is consuming and keep a record of it. He has been through rehab a few times and has has two DUIs several years ago. We have 2 children. I want to divorce him but so far have not out of fear of what will happen if he were to be alone with the kids. I’m afraid he will get drunk and try to drive them somewhere. He has already tried to do this when he is ‘pretending’ to be sober when he has obviously been drinking. If I’m around I can make sure he doesn’t put the kids in the car, but I can’t keep living like this. What would I have to prove in order to obtain sole custody of the kids and disallow him being able to drive them anywhere?

Wanda F. Watson December 23, 2010 at 4:16 pm

How does a bed and board divorce work? Do I have to be separated from my husband for an entire year before I am granted a marriage annulment? I have been married for 25 years to a recidivist drug addict who can be physically and verbally abusive. I am ready to stop the merri-go-round; he won’t leave and I have left before in the past and returned in an attempt to reconcile, but the cycle continued. I recently had separation papers drawn up, he refused to sign them. We have 3 three children (18 and above), no property together except one joint account (a recent mistake).

Your advice is appreciated.

Belle March 9, 2011 at 11:42 am

Spouse and his attorney falsified his income when in mediation. I have legal and physical custodian of 2 small children, spouse only asked for 30 overnights per year. I have found out that he makes 2 times what his attorney stated in mediation after the consent order was signed. Since this is greater than 15% increase, can I go and request a change(increase) to child support less than one month from judge signing consent order? I have been told I have to wait 3 years?? I there anything I can or should I do about he and his attorney misrepresenting/falsely stating his income during mediation?

It is truly next to impossible to support 2 children on $336 per month.

Debbie March 30, 2011 at 11:10 am

If I got married out of the States, can I get divorced in North Carolina?

Don May 18, 2011 at 10:50 am

Assume primary custodian and normal healthy kids, when calculating child support, “child care expense” is an add-on cost required by law in the calculation. Will this phase out and have age limit? So when kids are above such age limit, child care expenses are no longer mandatory by law for inclusion in the calculation.

Extracurriculum expenses, is there anything mandated by law? Again, they are healthy kids, no learning/mental problem, but also no special talent in piano or etc, can those piano classes etc are added into child support calculation? [I understand the two parents can negotiate to include anything, but just ask the legal requirement]


John December 26, 2011 at 12:33 pm

I am contemplating filing an Absolute Divorce case. As a plaintiff, will I lose all my pension, house and cars I now drive to her if I file for this divorce? She lives in the house but I still pay the mortgage because it is in my name. we have been separated now for almost 2 years.

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