If your marriage dissolved primarily because of an extramarital affair, you may have grounds to sue for alienation of affection, and our team is here to help you make your case.
At the Law Office of Janice V. Coulter, we have many years of experience working in family law, and that experience includes plenty of time spent on divorce cases. We understand that divorce is never an easy thing to go through, and that it can be made even worse if your marriage failed due to adultery. If a third party caused your partner to lose affection for you, you may have grounds for an alienation of affection lawsuit. In this article, our team will go over more about what this term means so that you can get a better sense of whether it applies to your situation.
First, many people assume that alienation of affection is just another term for an extramarital affair, but it’s actually more than that. This term refers to a type of lawsuit in which one of the married (or formerly married) partners alleges that the actions of the third party deprived them of the affection of their spouse. In this type of lawsuit, you are suing the other person in your spouse’s affair for money, essentially seeking financial compensation for that person’s role in diminishing the love and affection in your marriage. This type of lawsuit is rare nowadays, as North Carolina is one of the few states that still recognizes this claim, but you can still count on our team to give you the excellent representation you need and to go to bat for you in court.
Our team is proud to serve the Matthews, North Carolina community, and we want to help you deal with the aftermath of cheating. If you think you have grounds for an alienation of affection claim, we encourage you to give us a call to learn more about your next steps.