My husband and I separated in North Carolina in Feb 2011. He was served his ED claim on 5 Aug 2011. He called and wanted to get back together on the 6th. I agreed and we moved to Vermont. We separated here in Vermont 29 Feb and I filed for divorce here March 22. He drove to NC, got a lawyer to answer the previous ED claim a day after he was served divorce papers in Vermont. She filed the answer and counterclaim the day before he was due in court here in Vermont. Now I was told that the ED case from NC is still active even though we reconciled. There was never a judgement or agreement and we are both Vermont residents. Why can't this be dismissed in NC, we never lived there after we reconciled
You need to consult with a family law attorney in Winston-Salem or wherever the ED claim is pending. Reconciliation does not automatically withdraw a pending claim for ED, though it can have an impact on a property agreement that was already completed.
This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended to form a client/lawyer relationship. I currently work for North Carolina Prisoner Legal Services, Inc., a non-profit law firm which exists to protect the rights of prisoners in the custody of the state of North Carolina. I cannot accept clients outside of my work. If a loved one is in prison in North Carolina, advise the inmate that they may write to North Carolina Prisoner Legal Services, Inc. NCPLS will review their case at no cost and will litigate at no cost to the inmate if the case meets NCPLS' standards. NCPLS can also provide some assistance to inmates seeking to represent themselves.
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