Wake Forest, NC asked in Divorce for North Carolina

Q: In NC, can I be sued for alienation of affection? I had an affair with a married man

He was very unhappy, and we met on a dating site. I did not know he was married until I had already developed feelings for him. Can his wife sue me if I was not the cause of the problems? They separated soon after we met and are getting a divorce now. He was unhappy for a long time before me, but she blames me and is threatening to sue me

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Amanda Bowden Johnson
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Amanda Bowden Johnson
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  • Jacksonville, NC
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A: Can she sue you - yes. However, based on your description her odds of winning a likely less than slim and none. She would need to prove you purposely or at least knowingly broke up what was otherwise a happy marriage. So you likely have nothing to worry about. The other thing is if you are like most people these days and don't have significant non-exempt assets for her to go after even if she won, all she get is a Judgment that has about the same worth as used toilet paper.

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