Can you sue someone for destroying your 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.”
Can you sue your wife’s lover?
No one wins in an adulterous relationship—least of all is the jilted spouse—but luckily, there is legal recourse for some situations: You can sue someone for breaking up a marriage. This is all you need for grounds for a lawsuit. In a few states, this would be an appropriate case for an alienation of affections suit.
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.
How much money can you get for suing for emotional distress?
You can recover up to $250,000 in pain and suffering, or any non-economic damages.