Affairs of the heart can be passionate and full of love. When two people find each other and their union is marked by attraction and appreciation, they may choose to unite and become married. In North Carolina and throughout the United State, a marriage changes the legal status of a person from single to married.
For all of the reasons that North Carolina residents fall in love and then decide to get married, there are as many reasons that they may eventually decide to end their legal relationships. Divorce is a major issue for families all throughout the country, and recently, a list of common divorce causes was published. With reasons ranging from money to conflicts to a lack of familial support, two causes stood out as the top reasons that many marriages fail.
It is somewhat unfortunate that in many quarters, the idea of a heart balm claim, which as this blog has discussed is a legal option available to North Carolina residents, gets a bad rap.
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.
One might wonder what Google Street View would have to do with a divorce case or other family law matter. In North Carolina, at least, the role of this popular Google feature may be larger than one would think.
Despite being the subject of periodic criticism and skepticism from various quarters, heart balm claims are alive and well in North Carolina, presumably for good reasons.
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.
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.
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.
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.