Adultery

Adultery

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. In common-law countries, adultery was also known as "criminal conversation." This became the name of the civil tort arising from adultery, being based upon compensation for the other spouse's injury. Criminal conversation was usually referred to by lawyers as "crim. con.," and was abolished in England in 1857, and the Republic of Ireland in 1976. Another tort, alienation of affection, arises when one spouse deserts the other for a third person. This act was also known as desertion, which was often a crime as well. A small number of jurisdictions still allow suits for criminal conversation and/or alienation of affection. Because of its abuse, at least one jurisdiction (Nevada) has abolished the tort of alienation of affection and has made it a misdemeanor crime to file such a lawsuit.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 120 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 186g
  • Volutpress
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136260190
  • 9786136260198