What are the chances of defending yourself (without an attorney) in a lawsuit against you for Alienation of Affection & Criminal Conversation?
My co-worker (who cannot afford an attorney) has been filed with a lawsuit from my money -grubbing ex - and all he has are FALSE allegations that he has manipulated & blackmailed my dementia mother to testify for him. He has absolutely NO proof - other than her word against his (ours). I also have tape recordings of her saying she’ll lie on the witness stand. I have letters during our 9 years of marriage begging my husband to work on our marriage (showing me & the kids more attention, doing things with us, etc., to no avail). There is no way he can prove ALienation of Affection cause I also have years of emails from various people who I’ve talked to over the years about our problems.
I also have PROOF (pictures with dates & times) of my ex attending a high-class restaurant/bar with another woman (having drinks & dinner), at the movie theater together, and them hanging out in a parking lot until she got in her own car & left. These pics were obtained since our separation (less than a month afterwards). I have as much reason (or MORE) to believe that SHE possibly could be the reason my ex never tried to work on our marriage. He is self-employed and has always been very secretive in his daily routine (worked only when he wanted to) and was very secretive with his phone calls. Could I counter-sue (so to speak) this other woman – or at least threaten my ex (showing him pictures of them together) in an attempt to get him to drop the charges on my co-worker? I feel really bad that my co-worker has been drug into all this mess because he’s an innocent bystander in all of this.
I’ve got an appt with MY attorney next week regarding this, but I don’t know how much he’ll agree to do since he has not been “obtained” by my co-worker. Are there any attorney’s that will work for free unless they win – and then they will take a portion of what they win in the counter lawsuit? My co-worker wants to file for emotional distress, defamation of character, invastion or privacy, malicious prosecution, & abuse of process.
Any suggestions/advice? Isn’t the burden of proof on my EX to prove? And is testiomy from a manipulative, vindictive woman with dementia (which can be proven) enough to prove anything?? I’ve heard where cases like these have been dismissed due to not having enough evidence EVEN WHEN they had pictures of their spouse entering & leaving a hotel with a 3rd party.