Alienation of Affection


Dear drwilsontwo:

You are confused because you are talking about two separate claims and you are putting my statement (which you quoted below) with your knowledge on criminal conversation when I meant the statement for an alienation of affection claim. Let me know if that makes sense. Thanks

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

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To Janet Fritts:

Janet, Thanks for all of your help in the past. I am suing for alienation of affection and criminal conversation. My wife just settled with me this week, out of court, on the custody/support issues, after she had a long affair and after I hired a PI to prove it. After being caught, she did not deny it and just wants to move on with him. I didn’t really want to sue but I told this guy way back, when I was unsure as to what was really going on, that if he was in fact seeing my wife, he would “pay.” I have two small girls and I told him that if he ruins my family, he would hear from me etc…

The statutes or laws about criminal conversation say that…"It is not a defense that: the defendant did not know the other person was married, that the person consented to the sex, that the plaintiff was separated from his or her spouse, that the other person actually seduced the defendant, that the marriage was an unhappy one, that the defendant