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Alienation of Affection State Laws

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Only a few states in the United States still allow alienation of affection lawsuits.

These states, as of 12/2009, are: Hawaii, Illinois, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina, South Dakota, and Utah.

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  • Alabama: No, legislation was enacted to abolish the right to bring an alienation of affection lawsuit.
  • Alaska: Neither state law nor case law addresses the issue of alienation of affection in Alaska.
  • Arizona: No, legislation was enacted to abolish the right to bring an alienation of affection lawsuit.
  • Arkansas: No, legislation was enacted to abolish the right to bring an alienation of affection lawsuit.

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  • California: No, legislation was enacted to abolish the right to bring an alienation of affection lawsuit.
  • Colorado: No, legislation was enacted to abolish the right to bring an alienation of affection lawsuit.
  • Connecticut: No, legislation was enacted to abolish the right to bring an alienation of affection lawsuit.

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  • Delaware: No, legislation was enacted to abolish the right to bring an alienation of affection lawsuit.
  • District of Columbia: No, legislation was enacted to abolish the right to bring an alienation of affection lawsuit.

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  • Florida: No, legislation was enacted to abolish the right to bring an alienation of affection lawsuit.

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  • Georgia: No, legislation was enacted to abolish the right to bring an alienation of affection lawsuit.

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  • Hawaii: Yes, alienation of affection lawsuits can still be brought.

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  • Idaho: No, alienation of affection lawsuits were abolished through judicial decision.
  • Illinois: Yes, alienation of affection lawsuits can still be brought.
  • Indiana: No, legislation was enacted to abolish the right to bring an alienation of affection lawsuit.
  • Iowa: No, alienation of affection lawsuits were abolished through judicial decision.

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  • Kansas:No, legislation was enacted to abolish the right to bring an alienation of affection lawsuit.
  • Kentucky: No, alienation of affection lawsuits were abolished through judicial decision.

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  • Louisiana: In 1927, in the case of Moulin v. Monteleone, 165 La. 169, 115 So. 447, actions for alienation of affection were abolished.

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