Mental Health Provider Engaged in an "Inappropriate and Extraprofessional Relationship" with a Client Can Not Be Sued for Alienating the Client's Affections for a Spouse

Doe v. Swelling, 620 S.E.2d 750 (Va. 2005)

When a mental health provider has become sexually involved with a client, the client may have a claim for malpractice.  If this relationship results in discord between the client and the client's spouse, including divorce, the spouse may assert a similar right to sue the therapist...

Found in DMHL Volume 25 Issue 2