Question #2: My husband and I have agreed to separate, but I am the one that will move out of our house, leaving behind all of our assets. I don’t even know where to begin to make sure that I am protected, and my belongings are protected and everything is done fairly. I live in Virginia and I don’t even know what my rights are. I’m nervous and frightened. Can you offer any advice?

I cannot overemphasize the need to consult with an experienced, divorce attorney-mediator in your area who can assist you in making all the necessary decisions to equitably divide your marital assets and provide support for you as you begin to live apart. You to not mention any children, but if there are minor children involved, you must provide for their custody and support. You mention that you will be the one meeting the marital home; how was this decision arrived at and are you being compensated in some way for giving up your share of the home?
Consult with a divorce, attorney-mediator who is Knowledgeable about the divorce and separation laws in the court having jurisdiction over your separation. It will surely be worth the cost to know that you have done what you can to fairly protect your marital interests.
Good luck!
Leonard M. Weiner, Esq./Divorce Solutions