There Is NO “Alienation of Affection” Law In New Hampshire.

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by Anura Guruge


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This post is for whoever was doing a search on this, as it pertains to New Hampshire, this morning. I am glad you found my original post, which was about the repealing of the adultery law, where I mentioned in passing that New Hampshire, thank ‘somebody’, does not have an “alienation of affection” law. It probably did at some point. Most likely it was the law in most states at one point. Very puritanical. Thou shall not mess with somebody else’s marriage. It is kind of Biblical. Extrapolation of the adultery law.

I remember, growing up in Ceylon, where we, per British law, still had “Breach of Promise” (of matrimony) on the books. So you can see the logic.

It is amazing that “alienation of affection” is still around in some states. As far as I can see, and PLEASE do not take my word on this, check in your own state, the ONLY states that still permit lawyers to file such lawsuits are: North Carolina, Illinois, Mississippi, New Mexico, South Dakota and Utah. I think it is, however, most prevalent in North Carolina. That is where I heard about it — and how and why I heard about it does not warrant discussion here. It was kind of amusing.

To be fair it, like adultery, is an equal-opportunity law, with no gender bias. The affection being alienated can be that of the husband or wife. There have been some hefty settlements in North Carolina.

I can only smile, though I am sure if you live in one of the states that still has this archaic law on the books you probably don’t think it is funny. But then again it is best not to mess with other people’s marriages. 


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