As this blog has discussed on previous occasions, so-called heart balm claims are alive and well in North Carolina. To review, a Charlotte resident can file a heart balm claim against a third party who has an affair with his or her spouse or who otherwise engages in behavior that disrupts a happy marriage.
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According to a study, about 20 percent of men, and a little under 15 percent of all women, admitted to having sex with someone other than their spouse. These statistics do not account for emotional affairs and other behavior short of full-blown sexual intercourse, and it also does not account for those who simply did not report their cheating behavior.
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As this blog has discussed previously, North Carolina is one of only a handful of states that recognize so-called heart balm claims. These types of lawsuits, which include the torts of alienation of affection and criminal conversation, allow an aggrieved spouse to seek compensation from their husband or wife's partner to an extramarital affair.