Can I sue someone for alienation of affection?
Alienation of affection allows a spouse to sue a third-party for alienating the affection of the other spouse. Thus, if your spouse has an affair or begins a new romantic relationship before you are separated, you may have legal grounds to sue the third-party for alienation of affection and/or criminal conversation.
What states can you sue a homewrecker?
Have you ever wanted to sue someone you believe broke up your marriage — a "homewrecker?" Well, in six states — Hawaii, Illinois, New Mexico, North Carolina, Mississippi, South Dakota, and Utah — you can. In those six states, the "Alienation of Affection" claim is an option.
Can I sue the other man for destroying my marriage?
The law allows individuals to sue others for ruining their marriages. The concept of "alienation of affections" comes from old English law when women were considered property and “a man could sue another man for stealing his wife, like when he could sue a man for stealing his horse.”
How much does it cost to file an alienation of affection lawsuit?
File your complaint with the clerk of court. To file your complaint and initiate your lawsuit, you generally have to pay filing fees, typically around $200.