Sued For ‘Homewrecking’? There’s Laws Supporting It
If you've been one of our cheated on girls on #KatFished, or you've just been cheated on yourself, you could have a case against the other woman or man in some states. And by case, I'm talking a big one with a big pay out.
A North Carolina man just landed a $750,000 judgment during his divorce using the state's obscure "homewrecker" law, which allows a spouse to sue someone for purposefully interfering with their marriage, CNN reports.
After hiring a private investigator to find that his wife was having an affair, Kevin Howard decided to blame the other man for the end of his 12-year marriage. "He was a colleague of hers from work," Howard said. "He ate dinner with us several times, we spent time together...I thought this was a friend."
To win such a suit, the cheated-on spouse has to prove the couple was happy before the affair and that the lover interfered.
North Carolina is one of a handful of U.S. states that haven't repealed their old-fashioned "alienation of affection" laws, including Hawaii, Mississippi, New Mexico, South Dakota and our neighbor Utah.
Does that three quarters of a million dollars erase the pain of your marriage being ruined? Probably not, but I'm sure it doesn't hurt. At the end of the day, if something is wrong in any relationship, it really doesn't matter what outside influences come around.