If you have kids and have been married for two years can you get divorced if the person abused you and have done adultery?


Asked about 8 years ago in Wirtz, Virginia
Categories: Civil Litigation  Criminal Law

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terrence m rubino

Answer by terrence m rubino

VerifiedIndiana lawyer


i don't practice in virginia and suggest you contact a virginia domestic lawyer in your area. word of mouth is the best source to find one or call the local bar association for a referral. in indiana and illinois where i practice law, the answer to your question would be YES.  marital problems and divorce are terrible for all concerned and if possible to be avoided. however no one should abuse another and doing such teaches your children bad life lessons. of course, adultry is wrong too. if you are members of a church perhaps it might be a source to help correct your husband's bad behavior before seeking a divorce.  good luck and god bless all of you.

Posted about 8 years ago

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Mel Williams

Answer by Mel Williams

VerifiedVirginia lawyer


Yes, you can get a divorce based upon physical abuse of your spouse.  In the alternaitve, you can always get what is commonly referred to as a 'no fault' divorce is you are separared for at least one year (when there are cihldren to the marriage). 
You may also consider collaborative divorce.  Checkout this websirte: http://www.collaborativepractice.com/.

Posted about 8 years ago

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