“That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

Have you experienced adultery in NC? Adultery in NC: Here’s how infidelity impacts divorce and alimony. If your spouse has been unfaithful and your marriage is over, you might be wondering how it all works in terms of the impacts on divorce and any alimony. In NC, there are only two grounds for divorce: incurable insanity or separation for one year (or more). Infidelity itself is not grounds for divorce in NC, however it is grounds for a legal separation called “divorce from bed and board”. This is often used when a spouse wants a legal separation but does not yet qualify for one of the grounds of divorce allowed.

NC Civil Law and Infidelity

North Carolina is one of only a handful of states that allow a person to file a civil lawsuit against their spouse’s lover or anyone who meaningfully interfered in the marriage. These cases fall under civil court and are not part of divorce court proceedings. A person pursuing a civil case against their spouse’s lover or other interloper can file under one of two categories: alienation of affection or criminal conversation. In these kinds of cases, PIs provide surveillance footage, documentation of activities, communication records and other evidence to support the claim of infidelity.

Alimony in NC

Alimony is a payment or series of payments made to one’s former spouse following a divorce that are meant to support and maintain that individual. To win alimony in NC, a spouse must prove that he or she is financially dependent on the other. The court will consider this as well as a number of other factors, such as:

Adultery in NC: How Infidelity Impacts Divorce and Alimony. While you cannot use adultery as grounds for a divorce in NC, it could help you win alimony in your divorce case if you are financially dependent on your spouse. You can also use evidence of adultery gathered by a PI for a civil case against your spouse’s lover for their role in the deterioration of your marriage. When you need to know the truth, Bulldog PI can help you get the answers you deserve. Bulldog PI is now taking cases in Asheville, NC because everyone deserves the truth.