Does Arizona Have Heart Balm Laws?
Heart balm statutes seek to prevent lawsuits based on a broken heart. Arizona has not enacted a heart balm statute. Please see the following Arizona statute:
13-1408. Adultery; classification; punishment; limitation on prosecution
A. A married person who has sexual intercourse with another than his or her spouse, and an unmarried person who has sexual intercourse with a married person not his or her spouse, commits adultery and is guilty of a class 3 misdemeanor. When the act is committed between parties only one of whom is married, both shall be punished.
B. No prosecution for adultery shall be commenced except upon complaint of the husband or wife.