Contents Of Divorce Petition At Center Of Louisiana Lawsuit
When filing a petition for a divorce, you likely want to be as detailed as possible. In some cases, however, being detailed might lead to legal problems that go far beyond the divorce process. A recent lawsuit filed in a Louisiana court shows just how far the contents of a divorce petition can reach.
The lawsuit was filed by a man who was named in a divorce petition. The man was accused of having an adulterous relationship with a man’s wife on Feb. 22, 2013. The accused man, however, says that the allegations aren’t true. He has filed a defamation lawsuit against the husband who made the allegation in the divorce petition.
The complainant is seeking damages in an amount that isn’t specified. He says that he suffered mental anguish, financial damages, emotional distress, pain and suffering and humiliation as a result of the accusations in the divorce petition.
This unusual case just goes to show that you have to be careful when you make accusations as part of a divorce petition. Knowing what information to include in a divorce petition might help you to decide exactly how detailed you have to be with your accusations and answers. It also serves as an important reminder that you must only include factual statements in your divorce petition.
If you are going through a divorce, knowing your rights might help you to determine how to present your case. It is important to present a strong case so you can get a final divorce settlement that gives you the best start possible for your new life.
Source: The Louisiana Record, “Man named as boyfriend in divorce pleading claims defamation” Kyle Barnett, Jun. 16, 2014