Alienation of Affection - A Civil Lawsuit for Compensation When Someone Steals Your Spouse
Mississippi still recognizes the Alienation of Affection civil lawsuits, which are lawsuits against a third party who has either negligently or intentionally turned your spouse's affections away from you and toward them. It is still a viable cause of action in the State of Mississippi.
What is Alienation of Affection?Simply, alienation of affection is when one spouse's affections are turned from their spouse toward another because of another person (boyfriend or girlfriend) pursues or woos the spouse, causing either harm to or total destruction to the marriage.
What Type of Claims Can You Make?These actions seek money damages from the outside party who interfered in the marriage relationship. Damages for loss of consortium (i.e., loss of companionship, affection, comfort, love, etc) and emotional distress are common types of claims in these cases. If the marriage is destroyed and the relationship causes the marriage to end in divorce, claims for the money lost in the divorce may also be sought.