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In the state of Mississippi, if a spouse believes that there was third-party pressure that led to divorce or abandonment, the deserted wife or husband could have a case against that third party. These cases can be difficult to understand without the proper guidance from an experienced Ridgeland divorce attorney. These complex common law tort cases have a number of requirements and may be difficult to prove, which is why working with a skilled firm through your matter may be in your best interest.
At Hancock Law Firm, PLLC, our Mississippi family law attorneys have the professional skills and legal experience to represent you in an alienation of affection claim. Our law firm is here to protect you and your family and help you get accountability and fair financial compensation. If you believe that your divorce was caused by a third party, we can help you determine the best course of action. For a fully confidential, no-obligation initial consultation with an experienced Mississippi family lawyer, please call our Ridgeland law office today.
What is Alienation of Affection?
Alienation of affection is a common law tort. In effect, that means that is a “legal wrong” committed by one party against another. In these cases, the tortfeasor (at-fault person) is the third party who caused a marriage to break apart. The victim is the innocent spouse who lost their marriage, at least in part, due to the wrongful actions of the third party. Most often these cases are brought against an adulterous spouse’s alleged lover. However, an alienation of affection claim could be filed against any party who wrongfully interferes with a marriage, including family members.
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More about Alienation of Affection Cases in Mississippi
The Mississippi Supreme Court has upheld the state’s alienation of affection law. In the 2007 case of Fitch v. Valentine, Mississippi’s highest court allowed a husband to recover $754,500 against another man who was found to have wrongfully contributed to the breakdown of the husband’s marriage. In previous decades, most states had an alienation of affection law. However, these laws have largely been abolished. Mississippi remains one of the exceptions. While these cases are currently only recognized in six jurisdictions across the United States, it is a beneficial tort for those who feel there was a case for third-party interference that led to their divorce.
Requirements and limitations in alienation matters include:
- If a spouse, male or female, feels that they have been deprived of companionship or services due to their partner being interested in other affection, a case could be presented.
- A spouse does not necessarily need to prove adultery occurred, but it is often a strong start to an alienation of affection case. Cases are not limited to infidelity.
- A business or organization could be held liable for alienation of affection if a spouse feels their partner’s job responsibilities led to their divorce.
- The statute of limitations for an alienation of affection case is three years.
Things can get complicated in these types of cases. Our Ridgeland divorce attorney at Hancock is ready to walk you through the process. We provide personalized representation, as these cases are unique to your specific situation.
How Our Ridgeland, MS Family Law Attorneys Can Help
Alienation of affection claims are notoriously complex. At Hancock Law Firm, PLLC, we are here to help you understand your rights and guide you through the claims process. You do not have to go through this alone. When you call our Ridgeland office, you will have an opportunity to consult will with a Mississippi family attorney who is prepared to:
- Conduct a comprehensive review of your alienation of affection claim;
- Answer your questions and explain Mississippi state law;
- Gather all of the evidence needed to move forward; and
- Craft a customized strategy focused on getting the best outcome in your case.
Every divorce case involves its own unique set of facts and circumstances. Our Mississippi alienation of affection attorneys are always ready to put in the time, resources, and effort to handle your case properly. With a tremendous track record of success, you can trust our law firm to take your claim as far as needed to get you results.
Contact Our Mississippi Alienation of Affection Attorneys Today
At Hancock Law Firm, PLLC, our Mississippi family lawyers are standing by, ready to protect your rights. We have the experience that you can rely on in a complex alienation of affection case. If you have any questions about your rights or your options, please do not hesitate to contact ustoday to arrange a confidential initial consultation. With an office in Ridgeland, we serve communities in Madison County and throughout the wide region.
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