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Alienation of Affections

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If you are experiencing alienation of affections and need legal assistance, King & Rowe Attorneys at Law is here for you. Our team of experienced attorneys will work closely with you to ensure that you receive the representation you deserve.

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Alienation of Affections in North Carolina

North Carolina is one of the few remaining states to allow a party to sue a third party who has caused a married person to suffer the loss of affection for his or her spouse.  Adultery is often a factor in a claim for Alienation of Affections; however, adultery is not a requirement.  

In order to have a valid claim for alienation of affections, there must be:

1.  A valid marriage existing between two (2) spouses.

2. Genuine love and affection existed between the spouses.  

3.  The love and affection that once existed was alienated and destroyed. 

4.  The wrongful and malicious acts of the defendant were the cause of the loss and alienation of the love and affection that once existed.  

Because this is a claim for Alienation of Affections, sexual intercourse is not a requirement for a successful claim; thus, a claim may be brought against ANY third party that caused the loss of love and affection once shared by the married couple.  Additionally, any of the conduct used to further a claim for Alienation of Affections MUST have occurred BEFORE the date of separation of the married couple.  If conduct is alleged to have occurred after this date, a claim for Alienation of Affections will be unsuccessful. 

At King & Rowe, PLLC, we are happy to discuss, in more detail, a claim for Alienation of Affections, no matter if you are the Plaintiff or the Defendant in such a case. 

Contact us today 828-466-3858.

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