Alienation of Affection Defenses

There are several possible defenses for a defendant who has been sued for alienation of affection. The claim may be dismissed if the lawsuit falls outside the three-year statute of limitations for filing, or the defendant’s conduct occurred after the couple were separated. There are also affirmative defenses which may be pled by the defendant including the claim he or she did not know the spouse was married or the love and affection between the spouses was already gone.