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PDF File Divorce Packet Do It Yourself . Frequently Asked Questions about Separation and Divorce My spouse and I have just split up. Do I have to do something to get a “legal separation?” No. In NC as long as the two of you are living in separate residences and at least one of you intends the separation to be permanent, you are considered separated. My spouse left and I am stuck with all of the bills. Is there anything I can do to get him/her to pay them now? Maybe. In a case like this where you need immediate money from your spouse and he/she is not cooperating, you should speak with an attorney. You may be able to ﬁle an action for post-separation support, however you have to meet certain criteria and that type of case generally requires an attorney’s assistance. Additionally, most things that go through the Court are not “immediate;” in other words, you would not get an order and get money from your spouse that day or maybe even that week or month. If you need money immediately, you may check with local social services ofﬁces or charitable organizations to see if there is any temporary assistance available. Ifyou have children in your care, you can seek child support through your local child support enforcement agency.