Dear Scott J:
Greetings. You may be sued, if you contacted her here in NC. The lawsuit applies equally to men and women, so no real “property” issue, although many (not myself) share your beliefs. I personally like the law because it promotes marriage and forces honesty - making someone leave rather than have sex with someone while they are still married.
Also, if the marriage was as you said, you have a defense to AOA. Finally, your friend can obtain a third party waiver in her separation agreement which would nullify the effects of AOA against you. Thank you.
Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Divorce
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
919.787.6668 main phone
919.256.1665 direct fax
10925 David Taylor Drive, Suite 100
Charlotte, North Carolina 28262
704.644.2831 main voice
704.307.4595 main fax
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