As COVID-19 continues to have a significant impact on families in North Carolina, the Wake County Family Court has taken steps to provide a safe alternative dispute resolution option for parties. In an effort to promote resolutions in family law cases while we all wait for restrictions to be lifted and the Courts to re-open, the Wake County Family Court is currently offering parties the option to participate in judicial settlement conferences for all issues, including child custody, child support, spousal support, and equitable distribution.
Adultery is one of the most common reasons couples divorce. But, ending a marriage is not always enough to take away the pain of the betrayal. North Carolina is one of the only states that allows an aggrieved spouse to file a tort claim against the third party they believe is the cause of the divorce.
North Carolina is one of just six states with "alienation of affection" tort laws. What this means is that, in cases where a marriage ends because of an extramarital affair, the wronged spouse is able to sue their partner's lover for damages.