The spouse of a married paramour sues you for alienating his affections away from his wife and, instead, towards you.
You are to blame, essentially, for destroying a marriage, and you can be made to pay big bucks for it.
The information in this article is based on North Carolina state laws in effect at the time of posting.
“You’ve been sued.”Welcome to the land of criminal conversation and alienation of affections.One scenario that may commonly arise, for instance, sees a husband and wife having difficulty agreeing on how much monthly support payable to the wife is appropriate. The husband claims the wife is entitled to less-than-half of the couple’s marital assets; she claims she is entitled to more.Then the wife finds out her husband has a girlfriend.Heart-balm actions can be used as leverage in divorce cases.In North Carolina, criminal conversation and alienation of affections actions—nicknamed heart-balm claims—are often filed along with or during litigation of a pending divorce case.