Alianation & statues

Dear hopeful:

No, alienation of affection is a lawsuit against a third party - NOT a husband or wife to the same marriage. Best of luck.

Janet L. Fritts
Attorney at Law
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607

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Scenario: A spouse has an affair and in turn has a child from the affair. The “guilty” spouse stays in the marriage until a couple of years after the birth of the child. The other spouse is told of the affair and the birth of the child - few years after the birth of the child. The “guilty” spouse leaves the marriage and takes the child with he/she.
Questions: Can the “guilty” spouse still be suied for alianation of affection? If so, is there a statue of limitations for this situation?

Thank you for your time.