The state of NC does not recognize common law marriage. I've been in a relationship for 20 years that is ending due to one partner choosing to leave. We have a child. The relationship has been that of a married couple except without a marriage certificate. I as the female have been mostly a homemaker and child-caretaker. All assets established are in the males name. We came together as a couple without anything as far as assets.
You need to consult with a family law attorney about your rights. I suggest that you utilize the "Find a lawyer" feature to find an family law attorney in the Charlotte area.
This information is given for legal education only. It may not work for your specific situation. It is not legal advice, and I am not your lawyer. You have to find your own local lawyer to get legal advice and help with your problem.
You have rights to custody via an agreement or court order. If the child is to reside with you equally or primarily, you will also be entitled to child support. You have no rights to alimony and no rights to equitable distribution of assets and debt. However, if you contributed to the purchase of assets you may be entitled to relief ( a share of the assets value) utilizing the theory of unjust enrichment. Contact an experienced local family law attorney to schedule a consultation to provide more data and learn more. Good luck.
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