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Only 7 states still have alienation of affection laws on the books which allow a wife or husband to sue a third party (male or female) for “willful and malicious interference” in the couple’s marriage. The 7 states that allow alienation of affection lawsuits are Hawaii, Illinois, Mississippi, New Hampshire, North Carolina, New Mexico, South Dakota, and Utah. So fortunately you do have a shot and can sue your wife's lover for damages but alienation of affection is not easy to prove because 3 very specific types of proof are required:
• Proof that there was actually some degree of love between the wife and her husband• Proof that the husband’s love for his wife was alienated or destroyed• Proof that willful, malicious, or intentional conduct on the part of the husband’s mistress contributed to, or caused the loss of that love.
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