Interspousal Torts

/Interspousal Torts

What is an interspousal tort? It is a tort committed upon you by your spouse during the marriage. These includes assault, battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, invasion of privacy, etc. Assault and batter would include transmission of a STD.

If you have an interspousal tort, or marital tort, it must be pled in your divorce. Also, the statute of limitations in regards to torts also applies to marital torts and there is no tolling of the statute of limitations if you remain married. If for example, your spouse transmitted a STD ten years ago, you would not be able to sue for damages for this in your divorce as the statute of limitations has ran.

If you have questions, please call The Law Offices of Andriea A. Aden, Esq. at 775-622-9245 today to schedule your consultation.