Many different factors can lead to a couple splitting up, from disagreement over critical financial issues (such as a child’s college education) or a couple simply becoming incompatible after years of marriage. However, infidelity, especially when someone is addicted to unfaithful behavior or has a lengthy track record of cheating, has caused many marriages to fall apart. When kids are involved, these divorces can be especially devastating for people to work through. If you are trying to find the courage to leave your spouse who has cheated on your repeatedly (or even on a single occasion), or you have been unfaithful and just found out that your partner wants a divorce, it is imperative to prepare yourself.
The divorce process can be extremely emotional, and when kids are a part of the picture and the divorce is brought on by someone’s affair, it can be even more upsetting. Our law firm recognizes that people who are ending their marriage due to an affair may have many questions, such as the potential ways in which the affair could impact the divorce process to understanding which options are best. For example, a couple that is highly combative with each other following an affair may not be able to work together and move forward with a collaborative divorce.
Depending on your circumstances, you may be able to maintain healthy communication with your ex, or you may have had to cut contact altogether. Either way, you should have a firm understanding of your legal options and the different divorce strategies that may work in your favor.