It is likely that, although you may prevail in a case for alienation of affections, there won’t be anything upon which you can collect damages. If she doesn’t own anything, you don’t have anything to attach to collect your judgment. Additionally, even if you are awarded attorney’s fees, you will spend a lot of money in advance of that award, and she may not have the funds to pay those fees. If the court knows this, a judge may not award attorney’s fees to you.
You should weigh the likely costs and possible benefits of filing such an action before you do so.
Shonnese D. Stanback
The Rosen Law Firm
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