Cheating And Unfaithful Spouses
We Can Protect Your Rights In A Messy Divorce
If you suspect that your spouse is cheating on you, gathering proof can be helpful in the event of divorce. It can affect the amount and duration of an award of spousal support.
At Billick Family Law, our experienced divorce lawyer Amber Billick can answer your questions regarding infidelity and divorce. These can be complicated issues, especially when you’re emotional. We can help you understand how infidelity may affect your divorce.
Contact our Concord office to arrange a consultation, or brief us on your situation here.
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Cheating Spouses And Alimony
In order to be granted alimony, the receiving spouse must be dependent on the other spouse for maintenance and support. However, if one party can show proof of the other party’s infidelity, the alimony decision may be affected. If the dependent spouse is unfaithful, he or she will not receive alimony. If the spouse with the alimony obligation cheats, the other spouse may be entitled to a higher amount of alimony.
It is best to secure direct evidence of the adultery, but if that is not possible, you may prove inclination (affection for another person) and that there was an opportunity for adultery to happen. This may include evidence such as public displays of affection, gifts from one party to the other or showing that they were in the same place together. We may hire a private investigator to do surveillance and collect this type of evidence before taking action in court.
Contact Our Attorney About Adultery and North Carolina Divorce Law
Before you attempt to collect evidence of adultery, you may want to discuss the issue with an attorney. You do not want to make a mistake that can hurt your case later.