If the 3rd party doesnt have deep pockets, then how will they pay you what you are seeking? I don’t think a court will make a person go into debt to pay off a claim like that. In other words, they won’t make them sell their house or car, take out a loan or use retirement funds. If anything, they may come up with a ‘payment schedule’ of sorts. Bottom line is that the case will most likely never end up IN a court once you go your discovery, their discovery, then the mediation and what not. Once this is done, you’ve used up at least 5K in funds. I can almost assure you that you will not find a lawyer that will take a CC/AofA case on contingency.
In my opionion, the whole process is a waste of time, emotion and money for what satisfaction??? Let the ex go and move on with your life. In another of my opinions, the beef should be with the EX, not the 3rd party. He is the one that strayed…he made that choice…he ended the marriage by his actions. The third party just was the scape goat. [|)]