Man successfully sues cheating wife’s lover for £750k using ‘homewrecker’ law – Today News


 A man has successfully sued his cheating wife’s lover for £750,000 under a old ‘homewrecker’ law,  Heartbroken Kevin Howard had been married to his wife for 12 years when he discovered she had been having an affair  Kevin, from North Carolina, U.S.A., went on to use an old law called ‘alienation of affection’ to sue the man his now-ex wife had cheated on him with  The so-called ‘homewrecker’ law allows a spouse to sue another person for “purposefully interfering with the marital relationship” and ‘wooing their partner away’  Kevin said he wanted to pursue his claim to preserve the “sanctity of marriage”  Now-divorced Kevin described how his marriage had started to struggle after 12 years, prompting him and his then wife to attend marriage counselling    But Kevin said something ‘felt off’, so he hired a private detective to determine if his wife was cheating   He went on to discover his wife was having an affair with a colleague from work who had visited their home for dinner “several times”, reports CNN  He said: “We spent time together – I thought this was a friend.”  Describing the moment he learnt of her infidelity, Kevin said: “It was like someone calling you and telling you a family member had suddenly and tragically died ”  “I filed the case because I feel it’s important people understand the sanctity of marriage is important- especially in this day and age when people question everyone’s morals and viability as a person – and the state backed me up on that ”  If Kevin’s ex-wife’s lover is unable to immediately pay, it will go on his record as an unpaid debt  Kevin’s lawyer, Cynthia Mills said the purpose of the ‘alienation of affection’ law was to “keep the marriage sanctified” and “keeping the family together”  It is thought the law dates back centuries, when women were seen as property and a sum would be paid for their ‘theft’  Most states in America have abolished the law, apart from Hawaii, Mississippi, New Mexico, South Dakota, Utah and, of course, North Carolina

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