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Don’t Understand

Question: Dear Cape Fear Family Law: Do I need to file for separation?  How is that different from divorce? -Don’t Understand   Answer: Dear Don’t Understand: Separation is the date you and your spouse start to live separately – not in separate rooms in the same...

Duct Tape Needed

Question: Dear Cape Fear Family Law: I am supposed to co-parent with my ex, but he is impossible.  He constantly tells the children things they should not know – how much I receive in child support, that I have a new boyfriend, or things about our marriage that are in...

That’s Mine!

Question: Dear Cape Fear Family Law: My mother passed away 5 years ago and left me some family land.  About 3 years ago my husband and I cashed in some investments and built a house.  I found my husband cheating with my friend.  Since I inherited the land, are both...

Need some money!!

Question: Dear Cape Fear Family Law: I left my husband last week and moved into an apartment.  I paid for it by taking ½ of the funds that were in our bank account, but my husband moved the remaining money.  The funds I took are down to less than $3,000.00 and I will...

DSS and Danger

Question: Dear Cape Fear Family Law: The Department of Social Services (DSS) contacted me about my child.  They asked me questions and told me there was a report made.  They won’t tell me a lot, but I realize that my daughter is in danger while living with her mom. ...

Baby Don’t Go

Question: Dear Cape Fear Family Law: My ex-wife is moving with her new husband to California.  He is in the military and they have another child together.  I am really involved in my daughter’s life; she is 12 and goes to school here.  I attend her events and I cannot...