I’m glad you found Mrs. Verhoeven’s advice helpful! Adultery is not a ground for divorce in North Carolina. Your only ground is based on 12 months of separation. However, your facts could be used in a claim for alimony.

Good luck,

Shonnese D. Stanback
The Rosen Law Firm
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Thank you once again Mr. Verhoeven for you help…

I am wondering if I can still use adultery as grounds for a divorce… It has been 3 years since his affair… The affair lasted for 4 years and he moved in with her and left me to raise our 6 year old daughter at the time and to raise our son that I had during his 4 year affair… The grounds are as it stands Mental Cruelty… Was needing to know if the affair could be added…

Thank you,