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NC Family Law Statutes

§52-13. Procedures in causes of action for alienation of affection and criminal conversation


North Carolina statutes

The following text is believed to be the exact statutory language concerning new limitations on criminal conversation in North Carolina.

(a) No act of the defendant shall give rise to a cause of action for alienation of affection or criminal conversation that occurs after the plaintiff and the plaintiff's spouse physically separate with the intent of either the plaintiff or plaintiff's spouse that the physical separation remain permanent. (b) An action for alienation of affection or criminal conversation shall not be commenced more than three years from the last act of the defendant giving rise to the cause of action. (c) A person may commence a cause of action for alienation of affection or criminal conversation against a natural person only. (2009-400, s. 1.)

The statutory language quoted above is believed to be accurate as of 1 August 2014. However, you should check with an attorney to ensure the statutory language has not changed.


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