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How do I move out of the house to start a seperation from my

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How do I move out of the house to start a seperation from my spouse without giving up custody or other rights?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Tina replied 6 years ago.

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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
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Expert:  Tina replied 6 years ago.
Thank you.

Taking the child with you is typically the best alternative to increase your chances of retaining primary custody. If you have been the primary caregiver of the child, then that is often a very important factor as well.

You would not typically be abandoning your property if you move out though unless there is an extensive period of absence along with conduct indicating an intent to abandon the property. Filing a petition for legal separation or divorce would typically show you do not intend to abandon the property but modify or terminate the relationship with your spouse.

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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
where do i get a petition for legal separation?
Expert:  Tina replied 6 years ago.
Here is a link with the contact information:

http://www.aoc.state.nc.us/www/public/courts/meck/disk01/index.html
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