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Can you sue your spouse for not only cheating but for

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Can you sue your spouse for not only cheating but for getting an STD and giving it to you?
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  FamilyAnswer replied 3 months ago.

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Expert:  FamilyAnswer replied 3 months ago.

The actions of the spouse are certainly grounds for and a basis for a divorce. Moreover, the spouse can go after and ask for the soon to be ex to pay for their medical bills and expenses, for treatment and care, as a result of the STD. As far as suing them and getting monetary damages, it is unlikely. However, adultery is considered a criminal offense against morality and decency under South Carolina law and can be punished by a fine of up to $500 or six months in jail.

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