Raleigh Attorneys: Family Law, Criminal Law And More
Skype Consultations Available!
BREEDEN LAW OFFICE “When Bad Things Happen, We are there to help”
Local: 919-805-3639
Toll Free: 866-346-1680
Open Menu Close Menu
Focused On Our Clients' Futures

North Carolina divorcee sues church for intrusion

Even as the modern reasons, styles, and timelines of marriage continue to become more diverse, many North Carolina couples continue to begin their marriages either in church or in the presence of an ordained minister. Religion can a very positive role in the beginning of a couple's life together, and the support and community of a congregation may serve as a marriage's steady foundation as the years go on.

For one local man, however, a church congregation seems to have been a substantial catalyst for his recent divorce from his wife. The Alamance county man has asserted that the Quaker church he and his attended directly interfered in his marriage, plotting against him and deliberately aiding his wife through the process of divorcing from him.

The man, who is suing the church for $180,000 in losses as well as $10 million in punitive damages, claims that the Quaker congregation and clergy even went as far as to help his ex-wife move out of the couple's home. According to the man, his wife had been responsible for 60 percent of the couple's household bills. Now, after their church-aided divorce, he has come to struggle financially.

Specifically, the Alamance man has alleged that the church had hoped to punish his reluctance to form a close relationship with the couple's pastor, and so went out of its way to facilitate his wife's leaving him. A hearing for the case is scheduled for the coming week.

A wide array of unexpected factors can come to bear on a divorce, carrying with them pronounced financial repercussions. By working closely with a family law attorney throughout the process, adversities such as outside interference in one's personal affairs can be not only minimized, but often held directly accountable.

Source: My Fox 8, "Man blames divorce on NC church, sues for $10 million," Lindsey Eaton, Jan. 30, 2013

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Firm founder Jonathan Breeden has earned his nickname of "The Bulldog." He takes a direct, straight ahead approach at resolving his client's family law, criminal law, and business related problems. He knows when it's in your best interests to negotiate a resolution or litigate your case in court.

Visit Our Blog

Breeden Law Office

Breeden Law Office
100 Professional Court
Suite 102

Garner, NC 27529


Phone: 919-805-3639
Toll Free: 866-346-1680
Fax: 919-661-4971
Garner Law Office Map


4208 Six Forks Road
Suite 1000

Raleigh, NC 27609


Phone: 919-805-3639
Toll Free: 866-346-1680
Fax: 919-661-4971
Raleigh Law Office Map


8 North Broad Street
Suite 201

Angier, NC 27501


Phone: 919-805-3639
Toll Free: 866-346-1680
Fax: 919-661-4971
Angier Law Office Map

FindLaw Network
youTube