Kevin Howard of North Carolina discovered his wife was having an affair. Saying that his divorce was intolerable, he cited an old law titled “Alienation of Affection” and sued the man his now ex-wife had cheated on him with.
Howard explained that his marriage started to struggle after 12 years and that he and his ex-wife went to marriage counseling. However, Howard still felt uneasy. He hired a private detective to spy on his ex-wife, and the private detective discovered that his wife was having an affair with a colleague.
“We spent a lot of time together, I initially thought he was a friend. I filed the case because I felt it’s important people understand that the sanctity of holy matrimony is significant, most especially in this day and age where people tend to question everyone’s morals and viability. Interestingly, the state-supported me on this,” Howard said.
The “Alienation of Affection” law allows spouses to sue one another for purposefully interfering with their marital relationship and for wooing one’s spouse away. If the man who “wooed” Howard’s spouse away is able to pay, Howard will receive $750,000. If he can’t, it will be classified as unpaid debt.
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