What are my rights as far as being named as the reason for a marriage ending, even though I was not

The person in question is suing her spouse for divorce on grounds of adultery and has named me as the reason for the breakdown of the marriage, which I was not. The separation took place a year or more before I meet her husband. What options do I have far as defending myself?

Asked on January 22, 2019 under Family Law, South Carolina

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

You don't need to defend yourself: you may be listed as the reason, but you are not being sued. You are not a party to the case; a non-party has no need to, and also no right, to defend herself. It's understandable that you feel aggrieved being named, but there is nothing you have to or can do about this.


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