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    Can you sue for alienation of affection in Ohio if I live in Kentucky. My friends wife lives in Kentucky and he lives in Ohio.

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    Can you sue for alienation of affection in Ohio if I live in Kentucky. My friends wife lives in Kentucky and he lives in Ohio.
    From Ohio statutes:

    R.C. 2305.29

    No person shall be liable in civil damages for any breach of a promise to marry, alienation of affections, or criminal conversation, and no person shall be liable in civil damages for seduction of any person eighteen years of age or older who is not incompetent, as defined in section 2111.01 of the Revised Code.
    Kentucky has judicially abolished alienation of affection in 1992.

    So he can't sue you for that in either state.

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    This is probably a dumb question, but just for the sake of clarification: is infidelity in any way actionable in Ohio (other than as grounds for a divorce)? Could the jilted spouse even bring the suit, even if just to drag their spouse down into the mud or is there some sort of provision for "real damages" like some states have (and no, I can't think of what sort of real damages could be incurred)?

    Basically, I know that the law is written to be overly specific and wondered what sort of openings the law in Ohio leaves compared to some other statutes I've seen from other states that explicitly say that it isn't actionable. I also wanted to make sure that there isn't some other offense other than "alenation of affection" or "criminal conversation" that could be used in an Ohio court.

    Sorry if I've beaten an overly dead horse.

    Thanks

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    ...Sorry if I've beaten an overly dead horse....


    Okay.

    Just don't do it anymore....

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    Alienation of affections and related torts have been abolished as causes of action in most states, including Ohio.

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