When one spouse has an extramarital affair it can leave the other spouse feeling betrayed and wondering what the future holds. If you are considering filing for divorce, due to the fact that your spouse has had an affair, a knowledgeable Jacksonville divorce attorney from our firm can help. For close to nearly 26 years the attorneys here at Charles E. Willmott, P.A. have been aggressive advocates of clients' rights throughout the entire divorce process. We understand the stress and frustration you may be experiencing at this time, and we are here to help ease your worries while at the same time provide you with the steadfast legal counsel you deserve. Our firm has a Board Certified divorce attorney who is an expert in all aspects of divorce law, has a BV® Rating by Martindale-Hubbell® and can answer any questions you may have.
In the majority of divorce cases, stemming from one spouse having an extramarital affair, the Judge will not make the affair a focal point of the divorce proceedings nor will it have a dramatic impact on the outcome of the divorce. This is due to the fact that our state is a no-fault divorce state. Grounds for divorce are solely based on the marriage being irretrievably broken or one spouse suffering from a mental incapacity for a period in excess of 3 years. Only if your spouse's affair took place in the presence of your children, or if marital assets and funds were used to pay for the affair, may the fact that your spouse had an affair play a role in the Judge's final determination. If you wish to file for divorce due to your spouse having an affair, we recommend you call our firm as soon as possible.