Statute of Limitations?


#1

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#2

There is a 3 year statute of limitations on claims against a third party such as a alienation of affections claim so he would not have any recourse against the other man unless he filed an action a long time ago and has somehow managed to keep the case open.

As for your own safety, without having any contact with him for the past 6 years, it would be difficult for you to obtain a domestic violence protective order. You would also have to obtain service on him, alerting him to your presence in order to get one, so I don’t think that it is advisable to seek one preemptively.


#3

Thank you for your quick reply!

Is he legally capable of doing anything else, for instance seeking alimony, causation, etc.?


#4

If you are not yet divorced, then yes, he has the right to file a claim alimony or equitable distribution, but he may have a hard time proving that he is a dependent spouse under the statute if he hasn’t been receiving support for the past 6 years. If there is property to divide, it may be in your interest for a claim for equitable distribution to be filed.