Alienation of affection changes to law


#1

Dear inline:

Greetings. The legislature debated abolishing the laws on alienation of affection and criminal conversation, but they did not do so. No other changes that I currently know of.

Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Divorce
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
RosenDivorce.com
919-787-6668

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#2

Dear Janet,

Thanks for your response.

Is abolishment of CC and AofA laws considered a dead issue or is it likely to come up next session after the election-year concerns have subsided? Were both laws under consideration for abolishment?

If the laws were to be abolished, then would any acts prior to the abolishment still be subject to suit or would the suit not even be pleadable? AND what would happen to any suits filed but not completed?

Thanks again,

Inline


#3

Dear inline:

Greetings. Yes, it is likely to come up again and yes both laws were up on the chopping block. At the time of the last attempt to abolish the laws, only lawsuits pending at the time would be allowed to continue, but no new lawsuits. Since the laws were not abolished, we will have to wait and see if they do anything this year. Best of luck.

Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Divorce
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
RosenDivorce.com
919-787-6668

The response posted above is based upon the limited factual information made available and is not intended as a full and complete response to the question. The only reliable manner to obtain complete and adequate legal advice is to consult with an attorney, fully explain your situation, and allow the attorney sufficient opportunity to research the applicable law and facts required to render an accurate opinion. The basic information provided above is intended as a public service but a full discussion with an attorney should be undertaken before taking any action.


#4

I am seeking information regarding any changes in the last year or so regarding NC’s alienation of affection and/or criminal conversation laws that make the cases harder to prove and win.

I have a few questions and will break into shorter posts. This question regards any recent changes.