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On this site you will find an online database of recorded deeds dating back to the late 1880’s as well as information about obtaining marriage licenses, birth certificates, death certificates and military discharges.   The purpose of these Rules is to provide a case management plan for the orderly, prompt and fair disposition of family domestic matters. The intent is to minimize delays and resolve cases in a less adversarial manner whenever possible.   This public tax information is furnished by the Buncombe County Tax Office as a public service and aide to its citizens
         
   
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Court cost charts on this site address current court costs in the North Carolina Court System.   This site defines the court costs and fees assessed for the various types of court cases, gives information about where payments may be made, and lists offenses for which court appearance can be waived by the payment of fines and costs.   This site defines the court costs and fees assessed for the various types of court cases, gives information about where payments may be made, and lists offenses for which court appearance can be waived by the payment of fines and costs.

 

 


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What is Alienation of Affection?

North Carolina is one of only a few remaining states that recognizes the common law actions of alienation of affectionand criminal conversation. Alienation cases involve a willful or malicious interference with a marriage by a third party. Causes of action for alienation of spousal affection may be maintained only by either spouse against a third party.Upon a finding of alienation of spousal affection, a court may order monetary damages.To prevail in an alienation case the following must be proven:

  1. The existence of a marriage characterized by genuine love and affection;
  2. The love and affection of one spouse for the other is alienated and destroyed; and
  3. The wrongful and malicious conduct of the defendant is the controlling cause of this alienation.

A spouse may not prevail in a lawsuit for alienation for conduct that first occurs after the separation of the spouses, or more than 3 years from the last act of the defendantwhich gives rise to the cause of action. (NCGS § 52-13) Note that sexual conduct need not be proven to establish alienation, only that the marital affections were alienated or destroyed as a result of the wrongful conduct.


What is Criminal Conversation?

Criminal conversation is a tort action for adultery, brought against a third party who engaged in sexual intercourse with an individual’s spouse. Although direct evidence of sexual intercourse is not necessarily required, a preponderance of evidence must establish that the third party and the complainant’s spouse had both the opportunity and inclination to engage in sexual conduct to give rise to a legal presumption that intercourse occurred. As with alienation of affection of affection, sexual intercourse with another person’s spouse during a physical separation which is intended by either to be permanent, does not constitute grounds for a criminal conversation suit.:


What is LGBT Law?

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender litigants face an additional set of challenges when navigating domestic issues such as child custody and property distribution, or workplace and housing discrimination. It is important that your attorney have experience with these issues, to vigorously defend your rights.

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