I bet Jody didn’t see that one coming

A North Carolina man says his divorce was almost unbearable, but an unusual legal claim just landed him a $750,000 judgment.

According to court documents, Kevin Howard recently won a judgment against his ex-wife’s lover for “alienation of affections” — a claim that exists in just a handful of other states across the country — according to court documents.

Alienation of affection laws, sometimes known as “homewrecker” laws, allow the spouse to sue another person for “purposefully interfering with the marital relationship,” according to Cornell Law School’s Legal Information Institute. The person sued is usually the person a spouse cheated with.

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6 Responses to I bet Jody didn’t see that one coming

  1. Kapt Kaos says:

    Do you notice that they don’t actually report a list of states where that statute may apply?

  2. rob says:

    Those are old, old laws. If I’d had a lawyer on my side I’da sued the motherfucker that broke up my marriage in the ’60s.

  3. Dan says:

    Winning a judgement is half the battle…..collecting it is the HARDER half.
    And I say bring back these laws EVERYWHERE. The threat of a civil suit
    might make some of those swinging dick lotharios think twice about chasing
    tail that isn’t theirs to chase. And a lot of women might think twice about
    stepping over to a new man if said man was going to be a lot poorer after the
    civil suit. It’s not as severe as the cuckholded husband challenging the
    interloper to a duel but it’ll do.

  4. Sanders says:

    Well, dang. I could have sued the bastard my first wife was fooling around with, but I don’t think I would have gotten anything out of that unemployed loser. So, I fixed him. I bounced her ass out of the house and she had to go live with him.

    Divorced her so fast she didn’t know what happened – after 19 years of marriage and giving her everything she ever asked for. She just didn’t like that I had to work my ass off, long hours and coming home late – to give it all to her. The kids wanted nothing to do with her, so she signed the uncontested divorce papers and the judge finalized the divorce in a day and a half. No alimony in my state, either.

    When I thought about shooting the bastard, I remembered that it takes two, and she was more than willing, apparently.

    Been with my current wife for 10 years now. Never been happier.

    • Heathen says:

      Yeah, I wouldn’t have collected anything from the POS that my ex was seeing while we were married. The only thing she got from him,aside from the daughter 2 years later, was a case of Hepatitis & her death from complications from it.

      Filed under :
      “Not my fucking problem”.

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