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My wife just walked out on me and my faminly saying she cant…

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My wife just walked...

My wife just walked out on me and my faminly saying she cant take it no more and shes never coming back and she said whe didnt care anyomore.

Lawyer's Assistant: Family law varies by state. What state are you in?

North carolina

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?

Not yet it just happend 10 minutes ago and and she has been threateninig to leave for a while.

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

Yes im on disability and not workin, i have 2 children that i want custody of, and when she left that was called abandoment right?

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Family Law
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Thank you so much for your patience. Generally, North Carolina cases recognize constructive abandonment as marital fault. This means that you could use this as a grounds for divorce in your state. This may impact her ability to get custody and unless she has a legitimate reason for leaving,t hen she may not get custody of the kids. It may also limit her ability to claim spousal support, if she so requests it. Unless there is a legitimate defense to abandonment such as drug and alcohol abuse or domestic violence, the other party's claims may be prejudiced if you file for divorce.

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