I see this under your Alimony FAQs. “The fundamental characteristic of indignities is that indignities must be a course of conduct or continued treatment, repeated and persisted in over a period of time. Under North Carolina law, isolated instances of bad or objectionable conduct do not constitute a sufficient pattern of conduct to amount to indignities.”

Can you point me to the NC law regarding isolated instances or case law from where this is derived?

“Indignities rendering the condition of the other spouse intolerable and life burdensome” is a type of marital misconduct that relates to alimony and is found in N.C.G.S. Section 50-16.1(A)(3)(f).

The case law that states the indignities must be repeated and continued is Traywick v. Traywick, 28 N.C. App. 291, 221 S.E. 2d 85 (1976) is an excellent start.

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