My question involves criminal law for the state of: North Carolina
My mother has been in a highly volatile, abusive relationship in which her husband has hit her, threatened to kill her (multiple times), torn clothing from off her body, and even held her down and strangled her to which his response was "at least I stopped". She finally left him, but I'm curious about the statute of limitations on these acts and what is required for the burden of proof. Also, I know NC is a 50/50 state as far as divorce settlements, but would the State make an exception and grant her a larger percentage because of his criminal behavior? (She also came into the marriage with about 65% of the money compared to his 45% contribution).
Thanks so much everyone!