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My spouse has been emotionally and verbally abusive towards

My spouse has been emotionally and verbally abusive towards me. Name calling i.e. your an imbisil, asshole, you are not a man, you need to man-up, your a coward, and you need to grow a pair (referring to male anatomy.) Comments were made via voice and text message over the course of the marriage (1 year and 1 week). She attempted suicide on May 18th (second attempt) and was hospitalized for 72 hours. On May 18th I discovered text messages between her and another man (ex-boyfriend) where she asked him to meet her at the end of our street to "talk." That's when I decided that's enough, and moved out. I informed her via text that we both need to work on our own issues and attend counseling together with the hope of reconciliation. I also informed her by text that I would continue to pay her bills (mortgage, utilities, etc.) until she received a determination on disability retirement through the Federal Government. She's still a Federal employee but hasn't worked since July 2016. I also continued to cut the grass and do other yard maintenance at her residence, bring food for the animals and clean stalls etc. Last week she told me not to come and do that via text because she doesn't feel safe(no history of physical violence on either of our parts). Yes I physically left without informing her prior to my leaving, but my intention was to hopefully reconcile the marriage. I have a diagnosis of cyclothymia and anxiety disorder and she carries diagnoses of Multiple Sclerosis, major depressive disorder and alcohol use/abuse disorder for which she currently has an Interlock device on her car for a second time. My question is this: Does this constitute abandonment under North Carolina law and what is the best way to defend against any potential claim/suit for abandonment in a scenario like this.

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My wife and I got a legal separation over 10 Years ago. We

My wife and I got a legal separation over 10 Years ago. We have never filed for divorce. We continue to seeing each other and moved back together over * years ago. We would like too know are we still married and what do we need to do if one of us passes away, as we want each of us to get everything we may have. Their is no children involved as we never had any.bJA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: AzJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Just the legal separation over ten years agoJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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My husband filed for divorce last week, but then called his

My husband filed for divorce last week, but then called his lawyer to delay serving me the papers. I checked our court record today and the judge ordered the appointment of a process server. Is it out of my husbands hands to delay the service now?JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: FloridaJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: Yes, but this was before he reconsidered the serviceJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Not at this time

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I am drafting a legal separation agreement that will be

Hi! I am drafting a legal separation agreement that will be reviewed by an attorney. Can you please point out some of the most important clauses that needed to be inserted into a separation agreement that are often forgotten?

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How can a divorce be out on hold, Hawaii, Yes but have not

How long can a divorce be out on holdJA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: HawaiiJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: Yes but have not heard backJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: That we have had our first hearing and a temporary court order

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My husband has been incarcerated out of my state of

My husband has been incarcerated out of my state of residence for 6 years. If I file for divorce is he entitled to any of the property I have purchased in my name only while he has been incarcerated on a felony?JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: I am in Oregon and he is now in California penitentiaryJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: Not yetJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Nothing else I can think of at this time

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My wife moved out of our house while I was out of town

My wife moved out of our house while I was out of town without informing me,what are my legal rights?

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If we pursue reconciliation and put the divorce on hold, can

If we pursue reconciliation and put the divorce on hold, can my husband dispose of his assets in the interim?JA: Have formal divorce proceedings begun? At what stage of the process are you?Customer: it's been filed and served, and we have yet have our first hearingJA: Family law varies by state. What state are you in?Customer: hawaiiJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: what are the negative ramifications to seeking reconciliation

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My daughter and her husband have banned me from seeng my

My daughter and her husband have banned me from seeng my grandchildren based on their believe that i am saying "bad" things about him to other family members. I have not ever spoken to other family members nor can they state anyone or at least what it is that I am allegedly saying. They related this to their mental health practitioner who strongly advises that they should keep the grandchildren from me. My question is, is this a good practice or even ethical based solely on their account and point of view, and absolutely no knowledge of me, let alone my side of the story? I had great relationships with my 4 grandchildren (oldest 12), but my mental health providers feel that my daughter's husband is insecure and "a control freak". Everyone on my daughter's side of the family holds multiple graduate degrees (my wife & I PhDs and my daughter DPT) and my son-in-law just finished high school and is a pipe fitter. Educational jabs are common. I know mental health professionals are there to provide advice, but to conclude and recommend something so devastating based solely on one side of an issue seems to me that they are exceeding their roles. I understand that grandparents should be restricted if deemed "dangerous" to the grandchildren, but I have never been accused, even from them of being dangerous to them. Sorry for the long question, but I very confused> Thank you for any insights. DaveJA: Because education law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: IllinoisJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Not that I can think of at this point

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