Emotions and Divorce


Dear alljams:

Greetings. Emotions do not play much in court, unless you have some creative “lawyering” and telling of your side of the story. Accusations must have proof.

Now, emotions play a large role in settling cases though, as everyone has emotional triggers which their ex likes to “trip over”, step on, and plow through. Best of luck.

Janet L. Fritts
Attorney at Law
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607

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I have been posting, reading, and gaining so much info from this site for quite some time now. It is my understanding NC is a “no fault” state, with marital miconduct being one of the basis for alimony. With that being said, how much if any, do emotions play in matters such as alimony, equitable distribution? Do emotions, accusations, but no proof play in a court’s decision of these matters ? Sticky subject I know, because emotions are always in play in divorce. Just trying to gain logical documentation for the court.