I am not licensed in Virginia and therefore, cannot give legal advice about filing claims in Virginia.
However, in North Carolina, alienation of affection is a valid claim. You can likely file such a claim against your husband’s paramour in the county in which she resides. The strength of your evidence will determine how successful you can be. Alienation of affection claims can be a slow and lengthy process because they often end in jury trials. A plaintiff that wins an alienation of affection case is awarded a monetary judgment. Oftentimes, if the paramour does not have significant funds or assets, it is not worth filing such a claim because it could be difficult to collect on the judgment.
For more detailed information, check out our article Infidelity and Alienation of Affection.
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