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I have been married 38 years. I have had the same housekeeper for 22 years. I recently found out she is having an affair with my husband. Is it possible that I can sue her. for this?
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Ii would like to start out by saying, my thoughts are with you during which i can only assume is a very emotional process for you. I'm sorry for the situation you are in, nobody should go through that. 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. Since Maine is not included in these states it is unlikely that you would have a cause of action unfortunately.

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