Alienation of Affection


Where can I find out more information regarding the statutes and laws on Alienation and Criminal conversation?


Dear Ron:

Greetings. The statute of limitations begins running on the date the alienation occurred, which is determined on a case by case basis. Please read the following and let me know if you still have questions:

Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Divorce
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607

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From what date does the statute of limitations on Alienation of Affection and Criminal Conversation begin? Is it the date of separation or when the spouse is made aware of the affair? And also, is it correct that charges of Criminal Conversation can only be brought if the couple are still married (ie not yet separated. What can be used as proof of Alienation or criminal conversation?