Can I sue my ex wife for emotional damages?

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Can I sue my ex wife for emotional damages?

I am in Justin Texas and my ex wife is in Milwaukee Wisconsin. I would like to know if I can sue my ex wife for adultery and emotional damages. She had affairs with multiple men, multiple times. This crushed me. I feel off the wagon with more than 10 years sobriety. After three years, a lot of heart ache, and drinking, I am sober again. Still have troubles holding a job, and I don’t think much of females. She has destroyed me inside.

Asked on July 12, 2016 under Personal Injury, Texas

Answers:

B.H.F., Member, Texas State Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

 
Your time to sue for damages for emotional pain and suffering in conjunction with marital affairs was at the time that your divorce was pending.  If your divorce has been finalized, then you may be barred from asserting a claim.  If your divorce is still pending, then you can amend your pleadings to include a claim for pain and suffering for the intentional emotional infliction of distress.
Regardless, you need to get in with a counselor.  If you are able to assert a claim, then the counseling will assist in setting out your damages.
 


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