Is divorce or annulment best for my situation? And can I file an Alienation of Affection suit?

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Is divorce or annulment best for my situation? And can I file an Alienation of Affection suit?

I’ve been married for 1 1/2 months with a 3 year relationship prior.

My 4 year old step daughter informed me that my wife had another guy over while I was working third shift.

I confronted my wife and she claims nothing happened while he was here. However, she did admit to a few things – he’s her co-worker, he’s madly in love with her, they’ve been talking since before the marriage, and she deleted all of their texts so I wouldn’t see them. Essentially he’s been manipulating her into hating me more and more, trying to end our relationship and marriage.My wife wants me to leave for a while so she can figure things out, but by all appearances there will be no reconciliation.

Asked on July 29, 2017 under Family Law, Wisconsin

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Unfortunately, WI no longer recognizes alienation of affection lawsuits. In fact most states have abolished such causes of action. I think that at this point, unless your wife has a change of heart, your next lawsuit will be a divorce.


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