Alienation of Affection & Criminal Conversation
Protecting Your Rights & Best Interests
North Carolina is one of the few states that allows lawsuits to be brought
against the parties who interfere in marriages in specific ways. These
lawsuits can lead to large awards for the wronged spouse when taken to
court. If you are a spouse who believes your marriage has been destroyed
due to the actions of another party, you may have grounds to make a claim
for damages. North Carolina law supports claims of alienation of affection
and claims of adultery called “criminal conversation.” To
help you understand the law in regards to these types of claims and whether
you have a valid case, it is recommended that you seek the services of
an experienced attorney. Our Charlotte alienation of affection lawyers
at Rech Law, P.C. have extensive experience in these matters, and our
practice has always concentrated on
family law. Due to this, we have gained significant insight into how Charlotte family
courts operate in these issues. Our legal knowledge, as well as our compassion
for our clients’ emotional lives and futures, can be of benefit
to you at this critical time.
Arrange a consultation by calling (704) 659-0007.
Alienation of Affection
As a married person, you may sue an individual whom you believe has caused
you to suffer the loss of affection of your spouse.
In order to make this claim, you must demonstrate to the court that:
- You and your spouse enjoyed a happy marriage with love and affection
- The love and affection you enjoyed was alienated, and the marriage was ruined
- The alienation was caused by the wrongful and malicious acts of the accused
Sexual intercourse between the accused and the other spouse is not a requirement
in this type of lawsuit. It only must be proven that the accused individual
engaged in or participated in acts considered to be malicious and harmful
to the marriage.
Criminal conversation consists of a lawsuit brought against the party who
engaged in sexual intercourse with your spouse while you were still married.
In order to make this claim, you must prove that:
- You and your spouse were legally married
- Your spouse and the accused party had sexual intercourse during the marriage
In both claims above, a three-year statute of limitations applies which
means your claim must be filed shortly after the affair has occurred.
Work with a Seasoned Alienation of Affection Attorney
At Rech Law, we are well-versed in North Carolina law and how these laws
are handled in courtrooms. Our experience and commitment to excellence
can make a difference in the outcome of your case. We understand the emotional
nature of these types of family matters and will apply our effective legal
skills to help you seek a favorable resolution.
Contact Rech Law online or by phoning (704) 659-0007 to speak with an attorney about your case.