I am (was) a well-off wife in my 50's whose husband had an affair. I am in a community property state (Wash). He had no financial assets when he married me.
Even though he gave me two STD's the state allowed him to take half my assets.
My post divorce has been tormented by depression and anxiety, skin rashes and insomnia and I have been seeing a psychiatrist for the grief this divorce caused.
May I sue my ex for causing these physical ills? I would have not been so upset if he hadn't grabbed (legally) half my assets when he was the immoral one.
I am sure I am not alone in this sad history.