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almostheaven
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Re: Admission of Adultery???? [Re: Rebecca5]
      #45490 - 11/17/05 07:48 PM

>>>>>(20) any other factor necessary to do equity and justice between the spouses." <<<<<

Sounds like they've left the door open to consider adultery or other fault issues.

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moonshadow0922
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Re: Admission of Adultery???? [Re: Rebecca5]
      #46513 - 11/21/05 05:23 PM

I would like to know, if I were to admit to adultery so that my divorce can be sped up, what are the ramifications? It is considered a misdemeanor I believe...but Im not sure what that would mean.....Could I get into legal trouble here? Stbx would more than likely agree to divorcing me on adultery charges, so that things may get done quicker. Any advice ?? THANKS!!

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Re: Admission of Adultery???? [Re: moonshadow0922]
      #46987 - 11/22/05 11:09 PM

Dear Moonshadow,

Admitting to adultery would speed things up because you wouldn't have to wait for one year to get divorced. However, admitting to adultery could cause the judge to give your spouse more of the assets of your marriage and could affect any kind of spousal support you might receive. Maryland's laws are on this website and they say that Maryland is an "equitable distribution" state which means that the judge can divide things as he/she thinks is fair. The Maryland laws also state that the circumstances surrounding the break-up can affect the choices that the judge makes. Admitting to adultery might be the best thing for you to do emotionally, but it would probably be a poor choice economically. You said in your earlier posts that you were a SAHM for 17 years, so you have quite a large chunk of spousal support due to you. Are you sure you want to jeopardize that?

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Re: Admission of Adultery???? [Re: Cinder2]
      #124813 - 07/11/06 09:20 AM

Gods I have not been on here in SOOO long......I dont know that I would get anymore than what him and I have already agreed upon...we are still going to do this on our own, and it is my belief that if WE have EVERYTHING worked out, a judge would not try to change anything.....that we would just be granted divorce....The way I understand it, a judge only gets involved if need be i.e. couples arguing or not agreeing....Am I wrong here? Thanks for all your help!

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