The State Supreme Court has thrown out the concept of alienation of affection. The Court says alienation of affection is based on the antiquated concept that a husband has property rights in his wife, who is viewed as a valuable servant to the husband. The Court says the concept is not useful for preserving families because alienation of affection suits are usually filed after a marriage has ended and often based on revenge more than reconciliation. The ruling comes in an alienation of affection suit filed by a wife whose husband divorced her two years ago.
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