My Wife and i are going through a pretty bitter divorce.I have copies of many conversations between my two ex wives and ex mother in law calling me everything from a thief to a bad parent to a con man. My full name is XXXXX XXXXX times. Do i have a case for defamation?
Talking to my Ex
Do i have a case for defamation? No.If the emails had been leaked to the general public, then yes. However, as it seems the email stayed in the small circle of your ex-wives, their mother(s), and yourself, your reputation hasn't suffered any damage in the community and therefore you have no case to sue them for defamation.I'm sorry, and I wish I had better news for you.I realize that this answer may not be entirely to your liking, and I regret being the bearer of information that you really don’t want to hear. But it would be unfair to you and unprofessional of me if I were to provide you with anything less than truthful and honest information.If you're satisfied with the results of your question, then I'll ask you to please provide positive feedback so that I will get credit for the time spent on your question.
The biggest part i left out was this was all on Facebook for the world to see.
I have kept copies of all of it
In that case you would have a case for defamation.Obviously you would need a lawyer to assist with this. I may be able to recommend a good solicitor who could help. Just let me know if you're interested.If you're satisfied with the results of your question, then I'll ask you to please provide positive feedback so that I will get credit for the time spent on your question.
I did my law degree at the University of Queensland
What kind of fees could i expect from a lawyer, Ball park is fine
Often the first step is sending a letter threatening to sue for defamation and offering them a chance to pay $X in settlement to prevent you from suing. The cost of such a letter is about $400. If you have to take the matter, you are looking at $5,000to $10,000.If you're satisfied with the results of your question, then I'll ask you to please provide positive feedback so that I will get credit for the time spent on your question.
I appreciate your answer, although i dont think 7 paragraphs is worth $99
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