Alienation of Affection

It sounds like you may have grounds for alienation of affections and criminal conversation. See our website at for more information. It also sounds like you may have additional grounds for alimony, if you are the dependent spouse. You should talk to an attorney in your area about the details of pursuing both actions.

Good luck!

Shonnese D. Stanback
The Rosen Law Firm
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In Nov of last year my husband told me he wanted a divorce and moved out. Shortly afterwards I found out he was involved with a co-worker. He told me he had started the affair in August 2002. In April of this year, he told me he had made a big mistake and wanted to reconcile. For the sake of our child I agreed. He moved back in in June.

Three weeks ago he told me again that he doesn’t want to be married, that he is sexually involved with the same woman, and he wants a divorce. He will move out after the holidays. We are sleeping in separate rooms.

I have copies of emails between him and her, confirming their sexual relationship.

Is an alienation of affection lawsuit, justified, qualified…etc?