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Alienation of Affection & Criminal Conversion in Charlotte

Suing a Paramour in North Carolina

In North Carolina, both alienation of affection and criminal conversion are recognized as legal tort actions. These are two legal actions that can be brought separately, although they are often discussed together. The Charlotte divorce lawyers at Jetton & Meredith represent the victims of alienation of affection and criminal conversion.

Do you believe that a paramour is responsible for the dissolution of your marriage? Call (704) 931-5535 for a consultation with one of our lawyers.

Liability of the Paramour

Alienation of affection and criminal conversion are substantiated by willful and malicious interference in the marriage by a third party, known as the paramour. In order to sue a person for loss of affection, you must be able to substantiate your claims and prove liability.

In order to prove liability, you must be able to show that:

  • You and your spouse were happily married prior to the paramour’s interference
  • Both spouses shared genuine love and affection for each other
  • That affection and love was alienated and destroyed
  • The malicious acts – which can include sexual intercourse – of the paramour produced the alienation of affection

    Our alienation of affection and criminal conversion attorneys in Charlotte take a unique approach to each case. We prepare each case carefully to demonstrate that the paramour engaged in acts that precipitated your divorce.*

    Effect on the Divorce Settlements

    Although infidelity has no impact on divorce settlements in no-fault states, North Carolina continues to recognize these tort actions, and the outcome may affect your divorce. In cases involving high assets or complex property division, a tort of this nature can substantially alter the alimony agreement in the final divorce settlement. Sometimes the threat of a lawsuit is enough to impact the outcome of a divorce.* Because this area of law is complex, it is important to seek advice from an attorney to understand how the law applies to your situation.

    If you believe you are the victims of alienation of affection and criminal conversion, call (704) 931-5535 to discuss your situation with a lawyer at Jetton & Meredith.

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