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  • I want a divorce. What do I do now?

    My spouse and I have been separated for two years. We've decided we want to have an official divorce. We don't have any properties together or children. We just want the divorce. I have lived in NC for four years and he currently lives in SC. The ...

    Lloyd’s Answer

    Very simple to change your status to single. No court appearance required.

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  • I had a Involuntary commitment in 1997 and was discharged in 1998 can I get this expunged and it happened when I was 19

    I am trying to get a mental health commitment expunged for reason such as being able to legally purchase a gun. I have not had any psychiatric hospitalizations since 1998 got my BS degree and found work since I have been out of the hospital. I h...

    Lloyd’s Answer

    You will need to file a restoration proceeding to restore your legal competency. Should probably have an attorney help you with this.

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  • Do we need a family lawyer? What steps should we take to begin the process to modify the child support or seek custody?

    In 2010 my husband begin paying child support for his son. At the time, his son visited every weekend and my husband paid daycare cost. At the time my husband had no other biological children. Now he has two. Over the last couple of years things h...

    Lloyd’s Answer

    Appears a motion for change of venue should be filed along with a motion to modify child custody and child support order based upon a substantial change of circumstances.

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  • Do i have a good case for spousal support??

    I was married to my husband for 10 yrs but had been separated from him for 7 yrs.I left him because he was cheating with his ex.He didnt want to give me a divorce but @ this point i can get one whether he wants to r not because of the length of th...

    Lloyd’s Answer

    Based on the limited facts you have provided you do not have a "good case" for alimony under NC law.

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  • Me and my wife separated a few months ago and now has used (MY) bank account to transfer money thru western union.

    What can I do if i cannot contact her and is it allowed. I did not authorize it and the account is solely in my name.

    Lloyd’s Answer

    File an action for equitable distribution of property. Assuming this account was marital property you can ask the judge to make her account for what she took following the separation. If the account was separate property, you can sue her for conversion and possibly seek a criminal warrant for obtaining property be false pretenses.

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  • How do I separate my property from a 50b restraining order?

    My ex has been trying to take my cat since our breakup over a year ago. The cat was a gift from my mother to me during the relationship. When I left her, she tried a number of ways to take the cat, all unsuccessful. She then obtained a DVPO with m...

    Lloyd’s Answer

    If the cat was a gift to you then it is classified as separate property that belongs solely to you. You need to file an action possibly in small claims court for return of your cat.

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  • Parental rights

    My husband made an agreement with a woman to have a child, because it would put me me at an high risk when giving birth. She was to give up the baby once it was born, but once she found out she was having a girl, she decided she wanted to keep the...

    Lloyd’s Answer

    More information is needed to answer your question. Was there a written contract? A biological parent can only sign over parental rights in an adoption.

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  • How to get a divorce or annulment when she is in Prison? I am not sure if she was married during the time we got married also

    1997 got married, left in 1998, 2010 she was charged and convicted with murder, 2012 had also been charged with bigamy, question is was i one of the bigamy charge or was i still married, I want to get married now but we can not find out if our mar...

    Lloyd’s Answer

    The safe course of action is to file for absolute divorce. Service can easily be obtained at the prison. Once you are divorced by the court you are free to marry.

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  • Adultry

    if I can prove adultery in north Carolina is it a chargable offense? and what are the consquences?

    Lloyd’s Answer

    District attorneys have refused to prosecute the crime of adultery since about 1973.

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