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Spouse Cheating and Surveillance Divorce

We want an explanation for what causes divorce. When one of the spouses in a divorce has an affair — has been unfaithful — we long to point to that as the reason. More often than not, adultery isn’t the cause of divorce; it’s just one of the symptoms.

The law with respect to adultery divorce varies by state. The legal definition of adultery is “consensual sexual relations when one of the parties is married to another person.” It is still grounds for separation in a number of states; in so-called “no-fault states,” the fact that the marriage has broken down is considered grounds for divorce. Even in some no-fault states, a person asking the Court to grant a divorce has the option of using adultery as the legal reason for ending the marriage. Unless you’ve completed several years of law school, understanding common divorce law terms can be quite confusing. At Adultery Divorce Empire Pacific Investigative Services, our Los Angeles investigation headquarter we have compiled a glossary that can help.

  1. Adultery Divorce – Alimony
  2. Adultery Divorce – Annulment
  3. Adultery Divorce – Child Support
  4. Adultery Divorce – General Law Marriage
  5. Adultery Divorce – Grounds for Divorce
  6. Adultery Divorce – Marital Property
  7. Adultery Divorce – Recognized Divorce

Adultery Divorce – Alimony

Alimony is financial compensation provided by one spouse for the benefit of the other. It is most often awarded to a spouse who sacrificed his/her career to attend to child care and/or household responsibilities during the marriage. If you were not economically dependent on your spouse, you generally will not be eligible to receive alimony. Alimony is not linked to child support. You can receive one, both, or none.

Adultery Divorce – Annulment

An annulment declares your marriage to be canceled. Legally, this divorce law term means your marriage never took place. However, it’s important to remember that a church annulment is not the same as a legal annulment. Having your marriage legally canceled is an option only if you meet dependable eligibility criteria.

Adultery Divorce – Child Support

Child support is money that the non-custodial parent must pay to help the other parent with the expense of raising a minor child. If you do not pay court-ordered child support, you risk consequences such as losing your driver’s license, having your wages garnished, or having property seized. There is no statute of limitations on collecting back child support. Child support should not be confused with alimony. Child support is for the benefit of a minor child, while alimony is for the benefit of someone who was economically dependent on his/her spouse during the marriage.

Adultery Divorce – General Law Marriage

Common law marriage occurs when couples live together as man and wife without a formal legal commitment ceremony. If you live in a state that recognizes common-law marriage, you would be considered legally married and required to follow the same divorce proceedings as any other couple. If your state doesn’t recognize common-law marriage, divorce proceedings are unnecessary.

Grounds for Adultery Divorce

Grounds for adultery divorce is a divorce law term that is used as the legal basis for your divorce. The traditional grounds for divorce are:

  • Adultery
  • Physical or emotional cruelty
  • Abandonment
  • Imprisonment for a several years
  • Failure to disclose the physical inability to engage in sexual intercourse before the marriage

Sometimes, you can obtain a no-fault divorce. This is where the person suing for divorce does not have to prove that the other spouse did anything wrong. In a no-fault divorce, you must simply state that the two of you cannot get along. This is often referred to as irreconcilable differences.

Adultery Divorce – Marital Property

During an adultery divorce, the division of marital property is likely to become an important concern. Marital property generally includes all assets acquired during the marriage, even if these assets as listed in only one spouse’s name.

If the property that you owned before your marriage has been mixed with marital property, it is now considered to be a marital asset. For example, if you had a savings account in your name before your marriage, it would be marital property if you allowed your spouse to make deposits or withdrawals at any point during the marriage.

Adultery Divorce – Recognized Divorce

A recognized divorce occurs when neither party is going to protest the end of the marriage or debate settlements regarding children, property, or money. However, this divorce law term doesn’t necessarily mean the divorce is friendly. It simply suggests that both spouses have reached a mutually acceptable compromise.

Recognized adultery divorces are often the best option for people who wish to save time and money. However, a recognized divorce is not recommended if the divorce involves physical or emotional abuse, significant marital assets, or children that require special care.

Here are some warning signs that your spouse or partner could be cheating on you. – Spouse Cheating and Surveillance Divorce

  • Your spouse seems bored. Bored with you, with job, with kids, with hobbies, with life in general.
  • Your spouse seems to want danger or thrills in his/her life.
  • There is considerably less intimacy in your relationship. Your sex life is practically non-existent.
  • Your spouse has low self-esteem.
  • You notice your spouse has a sense of confusion about self.
  • Your spouse has become lazy, especially around the house.
  • You can’t get your spouse to communicate with you.
  • Your spouse gets very defensive if you mention infidelity or affairs.
  • Your spouse is suddenly more attentive than usual.
  • Your mate is working longer hours at work.
  • Your spouse is dressing nicer, looking nicer.
  • You notice charges on credit card statement that don’t make sense.
  • Your spouse is indifferent to family events like birthdays and holidays.
  • You find your partner has been lying to you about a variety of things.
  • Money becomes more of an issue between the two of you.
  • He/she doesn’t want to go anywhere or do anything with you anymore.
  • You can’t even get your mate to fight with you.
  • You feel as if you are being avoided.
  • Your partner abandons religious faith.
  • Your spouse seems more secretive.

Suspicion is often produced by a series of questioning explanations. Does your partner call often to warn that he or she is going to be late? Does he or she leave the room to make phone calls, and appear angry when you question him or her about it? Do you feel like he or she is keeping things from you? A committed relationship is founded through sharing with one another. If you feel like your partner, husband, or wife is keeping secrets, you might be sleeping next to a cheating mate.

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