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Can you sue your spouse for infidelity?
No one wins in an adulterous relationship—least of all is the jilted spouse—but luckily, there is legal recourse for some situations: You can sue someone for breaking up a marriage. The adultery itself is not the crime; it is the actions of the other man or woman that determines whether a law has been broken.
Is cheating on your spouse a crime?
Many states have made adultery illegal, and their criminal laws contain definitions of adultery. California has not made adultery a criminal act, so there’s no official state definition of adultery.
Can I divorce my wife if she cheated on me?
If you don’t want a divorce, you can file a petition in the court to obtain a decree of judicial separation on the ground of adultery committed by your husband or wife. If you fail to cohabit with your spouse within a period of one year, you or your spouse can file a petition for dissolution of the marriage.
What happens when you get caught cheating in a relationship?
When you get caught cheating, you can continue to use the same strategies that got you in trouble; in fact, many wayward partners do.
What should you do when you find out your wife has cheated?
First, take a deep breath. Whether you suspected, or it is coming as a surprise, this is emotionally jarring news. And it hurts. If you have found out your wife has cheated your initial reactions will be driven purely by emotion.
Will my wife work through her guilt and never cheat again?
If you don’t, it is definitely possible that your wife will work through her guilt and never cheat again. It’s also possible that no amount of silence, discussion, or happy medium could prevent her from doing so again in the future. You’re going to have to have hope for the former.
Should you punish your spouse?
Moreover, the problem with punishing a spouse is that it not only hurts your wife, but it also impacts the quality of your relationship, and the quality of your life as well (see quality of relationship questionnaire ). Life is short, is this how you really want to spend the rest of your life?