Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Questions for a Family Attorney: Can a Spouse Sue the Other for Theft?

For couples that are separated, it’s not uncommon to think that one spouse may want to steal a valuable piece of property that is considered joint property. Now the question is, if one spouse takes something without permission, can the victimized spouse sue the other for theft? The general answer is no, but North Carolina doesn’t really have any specific cases that can give a definite answer to this question. However, there are certain situations where this general rule might not apply. Questions such as the one above often arise when a couple has separated, so here are some tips to keep in mind to protect your assets.

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