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?