AOA & Criminal Conversation

Dear thedefendant:

Greetings. Yes, you may have proof that you were not the sole cause of the dissolution of their marriage, but you may still be liable for criminal conversation (having sex while married). Thank you.

Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Law Firm

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My understanding is that these lawsuits cost well over $10,000 to initiate. Is there any way her lawyer would be doing this on a contingency fee basis?

Also, my husband (her ex) is the one who has his own business. I do not get a paycheck. Would he be reponsible for paying her anything if this goes to court and they find me to cause of the dissolution of their marriage?

I am in the middle of being sued by a crazy ex wife. I will try to be very brief and just give facts:
I am now married to the man that she accuses me of taking from her. I already have an attorney, so I really just need a little guidance. They were married approx 2 years and had no children. She has a degree but has chosen to work only sporadically. She left him in early May 04. I did not mean him until approx 1 week later. I had spoken to him very briefly a few days prior to her leaving, but we had never met and our conversation was about business. Shortly after she left (approx 1 month) we began dating. Their marriage was completely over, as she had left several times during the 2 years they were married. (I also have proof that it was not a happy & loving marriage (emails, etc)). We did have sexual relations once we started dating. My understanding is she really has nothing on me as far as the AOA charges, which normally is where the large amount of money is awarded. The only thing she really could sue me for is CC. However, what if we have proof that she slept with someone during the separation. Is this not proof that she is not an innocent party?
Has anyone ever been sued and had to pay money to a plaintiff in a case similar to this? Thank you!