Alienation of Affection


Dear confusedlady:

Greetings. First, I want to let you know what I have learned as an attorney - A LEOPARD DOES NOT CHANGE HIS SPOTS, NOR DOES A TIGER EXCHANGE HIS STRIPES. Enough said.

Next, please consult with your attorney about the ramifications of reconciliation.

Finally, your questions:

  1. Yes
  2. Yes, probably
  3. Yes, possibly.

Best of luck.

Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Divorce
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607

The response posted above is based upon the limited factual information made available and is not intended as a full and complete response to the question. The only reliable manner to obtain complete and adequate legal advice is to consult with an attorney, fully explain your situation, and allow the attorney sufficient opportunity to research the applicable law and facts required to render an accurate opinion. The basic information provided above is intended as a public service but a full discussion with an attorney should be undertaken before taking any action.


This is my situation:

In May I hired a PI to follow my husband and his co-worker. Two days later I hired an attorney and explained my problem to her. A week later my PI called and told me that he was successful on his mission. I have pictures, videos, and 2 witnesses. I met with my attorney and she drew up paper work and a letter for my husband. When my husband came back in to town after his business trip, he recieved the letter from my attorney and was in complete shock. He admited what he did was inappropriate and said he was sorry. He begged for a second chance and for my forgiveness. Two months later I made up my mind and wanted to reconcile and notified my attorney.

Now I have several questions:

  1. Can I still use the evidence I have and sue the other woman for alienation of affection?

  2. The woman is not well off, am I wasting time with the law suit?

  3. Can her husband turn around and use my evidence to sue my husband for alienation of affection?