Bed & Board


what effect on my spouses inheritance have on me filing for bed and board? what effect on my inheritance have on my filing bed & board?


Nothing occurs upon the filing of the action for divorce from bed and board, but the decree does change the right to inherit from a spouse.

A divorce from bed and board “suspends the effect of the marriage as to cohabitation, but does not dissolve the marriage bond.” The legislature has, however, directed that a spouse divorced from bed and board loses the rights enumerated in Section 31A-1(b) of the North Carolina General Statutes. Rights in property of the innocent spouse are likewise barred to the offending spouse, for so long as the parties remain separated, pursuant to Section 31A-1(d)(1).