Then a sheriff’s deputy shows up knocking on your door.
) follows through on getting that next piece of paper—the divorce—from his (ex) wife.
Criminal conversation and alienation of affections actions are unpopular with many lawyers and legislators, and someday the actions may be abolished in North Carolina.
As long as these causes of action remain viable, however, separated spouses and those involved in relationships with separated spouses must tread carefully.
“You’ve been sued.”Welcome to the land of criminal conversation and alienation of affections.
Those two causes of action—or grounds to sue a person--have been abolished in most states, however North Carolina is one of a handful of states that still allow jilted spouses to sue the paramours of their mates for criminal conversation and alienation of affections.
In order for a jilted spouse to succeed in an alienation of affections action, she must prove that—before you entered the picture—she enjoyed a loving and healthy marital relationship with her husband.
Earlier this week, the 51-year-old rapper posted a shout-out to her boyfriend, Aundre Dean, for Man Crush Monday on Instagram. Good dads also don’t stress their pregnant wives out for 15 minutes of fame with a D list ‘has been’ senior citizen celebrity… God bless u #GUHH #heresyour15minutesoffame.”It would seem from Taylor’s post that Dean had said he worked for Denton.An alienation of affections action works the same way.The spouse of a married paramour sues you for alienating his affections away from his wife and, instead, towards you.She tells her lawyer, and her lawyer files criminal conversation and alienation of affections actions against the girlfriend and serves them upon her.Now the husband has a legal mess with his wife and a legal mess with his girlfriend, and the wife knows it.