The natural harbor makes for one of the best ports on the East Coast, and shipping and shipbuilding activity are paramount, along with fishing and seaport-related commerce.Additionally the area has a substantial Navy and Marine presence and a sizeable portion of the economy is connected to these activities.For an area this size, there are relatively few sports teams and no major-league teams, a complaint among some locals and particularly those who have migrated from larger East Coast cities.Other downsides include areas of overdone growth, traffic problems especially at bridges and tunnels and along heavily traveled Virginia Beach corridors, and often-unattractive naval and port areas and gritty neighborhoods nearby.
Essentially, if you can prove that the relationship did not begin until after you separated, it hurts your former spouse’s claim that your boyfriend or girlfriend caused the marriage’s end.
The good news, however, is that both of these actions have defenses that can be raised in court.
For “alienation of affection”, a defendant can prove that no love and affection existed between the husband and wife.
Even though separated, you are still technically married until the court enters the order granting the divorce.
North Carolina law still permits an action for “alienation of affection” against a third party whom the plaintiff feels is responsible for ending the marriage.