Category: Separation

Q&A: Worried About Money

Q&A: Worried About Money

Question:  I have been married for 12 years to my husband.  He only works part-time.  Will I owe him alimony and if so how much and for how long?  – Worried About Money Dear Worried About Money: Alimony (and it’s kissing cousin Post Separation Support) are paid...

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...

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. ...

Putting Baby First

Question: Dear Cape Fear Family Law: My husband and I are separated and I have our 1 year old baby.  I breast feed and would prefer to keep breast feeding until age 2, at least.  He wants overnight visits and our baby is not ready for that.  Will I have to allow him...

Mom, Ready for a New Relationship and Move!

Question: Dear Cape Fear Family Law: For the last four (4) months, my husband and I lived in two separate apartments and we share our children as it fits within our work schedule.  We do not have an agreement or an order on child custody. I want to move to Ohio with...