Separation Agreement - Help


Dear justdonald:

Greetings. I agree that you should not list adultery as a cause for the divorce in any document. Remember that adultery is a crime in North Carolina. Also, adultery is not a ground for divorce in North Carolina.

No, the general language will not be sufficient to protect any boyfriend or girlfriend against AOA and CC claims. You need specific language waiving those claims (we call it a Claims Against Third Parties Waiver). Best of luck…and PLEASE have an attorney assist you in drafting of the agreement or at the LEAST a review of the same before you sign.

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

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My spouse is demanding that adultry be listed as the cause for the divorce. I am fearful of prosecution by the district attorney because of this.

Also, it is written in the agreeemment that my spouse can’t seek damages or claims from me or any parties involved. Does that protect all parties from AOA or CC pursuits in the future?