alienation of affection


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alienation of affection

n. Law
An action brought against a third party who has caused one of the spouses of a marriage to lose affection for the other.
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Noun1.alienation of affection - a tort based on willful and malicious interference with the marriage relation by a third party without justification or excusealienation of affection - a tort based on willful and malicious interference with the marriage relation by a third party without justification or excuse
civil wrong, tort - (law) any wrongdoing for which an action for damages may be brought
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On the one hand, it will be said, if concessions are made, the Parliament endanger the loss of their authority over the Colony: on the other hand, if external forces should be used, there seems to be danger of a total lasting alienation of affection.
Cape Fear Family Law can assist you with claims for alienation of affection and criminal conversation.
I have suffered alienation of affection from my wife for years, and I just wanted to feel wanted again, to feel like a man.
But Hollywood found it hard to believe that there wasn't more in it than that - a belief considerably strengthened when just as Von Sternberg and Dietrich were starting their third movie - Shanghai Express - the director's wife Risa announced she was divorcing her husband and suing Dietrich for $200,000 for alienation of affection, plus a further $20,000 for alleged libel.
It also sought $500,000 in noneconomic damages for her suffering of "severe hunger, starvation, anemia, dehydration, alienation of affection, distress and a lack of the enjoyment of her short life" due to the state's failure to protect her from her mother.
22) But it is not at all clear how alienation of affection laws are themselves illegitimate, (23) let alone undermine the legitimacy of the entire legal system.
Anaheim doesn't need to spend a dime suing its hometown team for alienation of affection and breach of promise.
Jones, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, sued under a rarely used state law covering alienation of affection.
The book also takes a look at the divisibility of patent and copyright interests; rules governing the award of alimony; transmutation and the "uncommingling" of marital and individual property; agreements and disputes between cohabitants; special problems that occur when cohabitants subsequently marry, then divorce; enforcement of premarital and postnuptial agreements; breach of promise and alienation of affection actions; and division of military pension and disability pay.
They provide effective litigation services for child custody, child support, equitable distribution, alimony, post-separation support, property division, domestic violence, counseling, alienation of affection, appeals, adoption and more.
As a result, she suffered "severe hunger, starvation, anemia, dehydration, alienation of affection, distress and a lack of the enjoyment of her short life, to her non-economic damage in the amount of $500,000.