AoA after death?

Let’s use A, B, and C. B and C were married, C left the household and B had an emotional (non-physical) relationship with A. B subsequently passed away unexpectedly, does C have any claim against A?

C does not have a claim against A if B and C separated prior to any kind of relationship beginning with A.

If B and C were married and not separated during the relationship between B and A, and B and C separated later as a result of the relationship, and then B died, C would likely still have a claim against A.

For detailed information on alienation of affection, check out our detailed article, Infidelity and Alienation of Affection.

Anna Ayscue

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