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What can I do to protect myself if I suspect adultery?

When a Charlotte, North Carolina, resident suspects his or her spouse is not being faithful, the emotional fallout can be difficult to manage, at least in the short term. Even with modern expectations about love and marriage, getting cheated on behind one's back just hurts.

How much proof do I need for a heart balm claim?

As this blog has discussed previously, heart balm claims are still alive and well in North Carolina. To review, in this state, one party to a marriage can sue someone outside the marriage for either having sexual relations with one's spouse or, as is more common, simply acting in such a way that breaks the marriage up.

Heart balm claims and social media

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.

Statistics on the prevalence of cheating in the country

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.

How long do I have to file a heart balm claim?

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.

The elements of alienation of affection claims

North Carolina is one of the handful of states that still recognize so-called "heart balm claims," which are claims a disgruntled spouse can file against someone who interferes with that person's marriage. The spouse can get monetary compensation from the person who broke up the marriage.

Heart Balm claims offer legal recourse to those cheated on

Most do not enter into a marriage with the intent to dissolve it at a later date. However, for many marriages today, divorce is an option on the table that many opt to take. There could be a myriad of reasons behind you and your ex-spouse's decision to divorce. One of the toughest reasons is due to infidelity on behalf of one or both partners.

Heart-balm laws in context

Heart-balm laws are civil statutes that allow people to bring lawsuits against those who have had a negative impact on their marriage, such as a spouse’s lover. Laws like these have been around since the 1800s and are on the books in Hawaii, Mississippi, New Mexico, South Dakota and Utah, as well as North Carolina.

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