Baltimore, MD asked in Divorce for Maryland

Q: if i can prove infidelity on my wife how would i fare going through a divorce

we own one home paid off our children are all grown

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Marie-Yves Nadine Jean-Baptiste
Marie-Yves Nadine Jean-Baptiste
  • Towson, MD
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: Usually infidelity is a factor that I focus on under two circumstances: (1) whether you are eligible for an absolute divorce now versus a year and (2) when calculating alimony guidelines since the cause of the breakup is an alimony factor. It's difficult to assess how the infidelity impacted you and your wife so it's unclear how the court will rule with the info you provided. Maryland uses an equitable division standard--I like to say that it means as equal as possible.

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