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by harrassed46 » Mon May 12, 2008 7:42 am

Has there ever been a court case tried showing a mother-in-laws interference has had alienation of affection?

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by Helena Nevicosi » Sat May 17, 2008 5:57 pm

Not that I am aware of, however that does not mean that is not the case. A mother in law could certainly be sued for alienation of affection.

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by kblack03 » Sun May 18, 2008 1:07 am

You and I need to compare notes. My inlaws caused a GREAT hardship in my marriage too.
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by don5327 » Tue May 20, 2008 7:56 am

Think about it this way...

How would you prove alienation of affection against your in-laws? Possible, but you would have to have some very effective evidence that they alienated your spouse from you.
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by harrassed46 » Wed May 21, 2008 12:18 am

I found a letter from my mother-in-law to my husband telling him that I probably wanted to murder him, that I was a drug addict, that I was an unfit mother, and it goes on and on. From that time on I have never been to discuss anything with my husband. I believe there are several letters like this, which could be brought forward and I think they would prove my case.

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by stepmother » Wed May 21, 2008 1:37 am

Well...if you couldn't prove alienation of affection with those letters, you could certainly sue her for defamation.
From Wikipedia:
"In law, defamation (also called vilification, slander, and libel) is the communication of a statement that makes a false claim, expressively stated or implied to be factual, that may give an individual, business, product, group, government or nation a negative image. Slander refers to a malicious, false, and defamatory statement or report, while libel refers to any other form of communication such as written words or images. Most jurisdictions allow legal actions, civil and/or criminal, to deter various kinds of defamation and retaliate against groundless criticism. Related to defamation is public disclosure of private facts which arises where one person reveals information which is not of public concern, and the release of which would offend a reasonable person.[1] "Unlike libel or slander, truth is not a defense for invasion of privacy."[2]
False light laws are "intended primarily to protect the plaintiff's mental or emotional well-being."[3] If a publication of information is false, then a tort of defamation might have occurred. If that communication is not technically false but is still misleading then a tort of false light might have occurred.[3]"
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