I am going through a divorce proceeding, in the State of California. My soon to be exhusband, left at the end of April, this year, and proceeded to remarry at the end of May. He claims the seperation date is April, 2001 (in 2001 he filed for dissolution, but did not proceed as we reconsiled.), and I claim April 2011. My attorney is confident that I have sufficent proof that my date is correct. I have learned, that for the past 6+ years, my husband has been telling everyone that he was divorced. He has had numerous affairs during our 25 year marriage. He also is telling people that I am a drug addict, alcoholic and that I have slept around to "get my fix." I work with high school students along side the discipline principal and our scool districts' police. I do field sobrity tests on students almost daily. I do not use drugs and have an occasional glass of wine. In 2001, in a declaration he claims that a drug dealer stole my vehicle. The court, at that time ordered him to file a police report, which was done. Two weeks after the report was filed, my husband returned the vehicle to me, admitting that he had someone take the truck from where I was staying. He also filed 3 false domestic violence
reports with the police in 2001. The declarations that have been filed by him now, 2011, are full of false accusations that he will be unable to prove. I have taken a drug test for him, which was negative, but he still is using drug use when spreading his vicious lies about me. My question is, can I sue him for defamation or slander? And if I can, is it his burden of proof or mine. I am sick of his lies, and want him to stop, but don't know how I can do this. With the bigomy and all the lies and affairs, I feel like he has robbed me of my dignity.