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Heart Balm Acts

Breach Of Marriage Promise, Alienation Of Affection And Criminal Conversation, Seduction, Limitations On Heart Balm Actions

Statutes that abrogate or restrict lawsuits brought by individuals who seek pecuniary damages to salve their broken hearts.

Heart balm actions are founded on the precept that the law disfavors any intrusion with the marital relationship or family ties. Such suits include actions for BREACH OF MARRIAGE PROMISE, alienation of affection, criminal conversation, and seduction.

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