Westminster, MD asked in Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Maryland

Q: Husband wants a divorce and has not filed yet. I just found out that he has been cheating for the past 4 years. Options?

He moved out April 2017 but we are not legally separated. He is paying for some of the bills on the house. I am paying the others. He is not having a relationship with our 17 year old daughter.

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Pawnee A. Davis
Pawnee A. Davis
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  • Upper Marlboro, MD
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: Depending on when your daughter reaches age 18 or is emancipated, she might not be an issue for the divorce suit in terms of custody and child support. If she is then that will be another issue to sort out for you two.

Your options are to file for a divorce based on separation or based on adultery. If you file based on adultery you have the challenge of needing solid evidence to prove the adultery. But you can also include the separation. You could start your case in court based on a limited divorce (much like a legal separation) and it will be ripe for the final divorce in April 2018.

Feel free to contact me if you have additional questions.

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