ALIENATION OF AFFECTION
In Mississippi, a spouse may sue a third party for willfully and maliciously interfering with the marital relationship. The suit is usually filed against an adulterous spouse’s lover. However, an action for alienation of affection may be filed even if there is no proof of extramarital sex. Because of the intimate and personal nature of the relationships and underlying conduct involved, alienation of affection lawsuits are usually particularly emotional, bitter and contentious.
If you are facing a potential alienation of affection claim, the chances of a significant jury award against you is a real possibility. There is also the possibility that the jury will award punitive damages which could expose you to having to pay the other side’s attorney fees in addition to the other damages. Therefore, it is important to retain experienced legal counsel as you learn of the possibility of such a claim.
The lawyers at Danks, Miller & Cory have the experience necessary to fight for you and aggressively protect your interests against any alienation of affection claim. We will work with you to formulate the right plan to favorably resolve the claim in the quickest and most economical way possible.
For more information about alienation of affection claims, click the following link Mississippi’s Alienation of Affection Law.
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