Separation

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  • Alienation of Affection in NC

    What is Alienation of Affection? North Carolina is one of only a few states that recognizes the tort of alienation of affection . Alienation of affection allows a spouse to sue a third party for wrongful acts that deprived him or her of the love and affection of his or her spouse. While this tort can be used to sue any third party, including meddling in-laws, it is typically used to sue a spouse’s ...
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  • Divorce vs. Legal Separation in NC; which is better?

    What is the difference between absolute divorce and legal separation in North Carolina ? The former concludes in a final judgment dissolving the marriage, while the latter can usually be reversed simply by entering into a new agreement with your spouse and/or resuming living together as a married couple. In order to obtain a divorce in North Carolina, the parties must be separated for a period of ...
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  • Separation in North Carolina

    Before the court will grant an absolute divorce in North Carolina , one must be legally separated for over one year. The date of legal separation is considered to be the date on which one or both parties move from the marital residence to a separate location with the intention of a permanent separation. One cannot live under the same roof as a spouse and be legally separated, even if a separation ...
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  • Can I Date While Separated?

    Others may have encouraged you to do so, advising you that making social acquaintances outside of your married circle of friends will be therapeutic. It’s important for your self-esteem, you tell yourself. And besides, you and your spouse have verbally agreed to date other people. Not so fast. The answer to the question, “Can I date while separated?” is more complex than one may think. Dating ...
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