Atlanta, GA asked in Family Law, Arbitration / Mediation Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Georgia

Q: Live in Ga, wife is divorcing after emotional cheating with coworker. Post discovery continued relationship, but said

She ended it. Discovery in feb and admission in Sep. has blam me for it, convinced mutual friends that I am not mentally stable resulting in isolation, misled couples therapist etc. I have offered options to reconcile even after the admission of lying about ending relationship. Instead she is filing for divorce. It has affected me mentally and emotionally, loss of job, poor life habits etc. is it an option to counter with cruel treatment?

2 Lawyer Answers
Regina Irene Edwards
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Regina Irene Edwards
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  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: She is allowed to refuse counseling and file for divorce. That does not meet the definition of cruel treatment. Speak with an attorney in your area about your next steps and how to protect yourself during the divorce process.

Alake Colwell Furlow
Alake Colwell Furlow
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  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Dacula, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: You can obviously make any allegations you want, the same as she. Whether the court will consider those allegations cruel treatment is up to the judge. At this point since you have completed some form of discovery, I would focus on preparing for trial. And if you can't hire an attorney, the court will expect you to be prepared to represent yourself.

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