Alienation of Affection and Criminal Conversation
North Carolina is one of the few remaining states that still recognize the heart balm torts of alienation of affections and criminal conversation. As such, you may have the remedy of suing the person who wrecked your marriage, either due sexual relations outside of marriage and/or interfering with the marital relationship itself.
Juries in North Carolina occasionally award big-time damages in such cases, resulting in national media attention. Obviously, a lot depends on the nature and circumstances of the individual claims.
At Powers Law Firm, we understand the complexities of North Carolina divorce laws and can guide you through the step-by-step process of filing claims for alienation of affection and criminal conversation in Superior Court. As you might understand, it can be a complicated process.