Park Ridge, IL asked in Divorce and Libel & Slander for Illinois

Q: My girlfriend is in divorce proceedings. Her ex has brought me up in court docs. Can I sue for defamation?

I have been brought up negatively in multiple court docs and lawyer to lawyer emails. I have never had interaction with the ex. For example he won't let me babysit their children, but they can live in my house once divorce is settled. Calls people who can watch his kids as responsible adults? I don't qualify. Ex's therapist brought me up in a 13 page document, which is a hippa violation, and again I have never ever met or spoken to said therapist.

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J. Richard Kulerski Esq.
J. Richard Kulerski Esq.
Answered
  • Oak Brook Terrace, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: First, this is not a question for Justia's divorce lawyers. You should redirect it to the libel/slander or injury lawyers.

Second, you have not given enough facts to warrant a responsible answer. You should meet in person with an attorney who does this work, so you can explain everything to him/her, e.g.,you have not explained how you were damaged.

Third, you will likely have difficulty getting an attorney to take your case unless you are willing to pay him/her out of your own pocket. This would not be the type of case where the lawyer charges only if they collect.

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