Monthly Archives: January 2014

Does cheating affect custody or maintenance in a divorce?

Does cheating affect custody or maintenance in a divorce?

Infidelity is a common cause for divorce in the country. Illinois is one of only a few states that allows a party to claim adultery as a grounds for a divorce.

However, in divorce proceedings an affair will rarely extend beyond calling for the end of a marriage, and when it comes to deciding child custody, maintenance and other factors, infidelity carries little weight in the courtroom.

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Divorce – No Consent Required

Divorce – No Consent Required

Many people are under the impression that to get divorced one must get their spouse’s permission or consent. Under Illinois law this is not the case, but in some religions it is. One example is the Orthodox Jews. Orthodox Jews require that a wife receive the husband’s permission to get a divorce.

Recently, one New York Rabbi has taken action to help women obtain the permission of their husbands. Charging wives any where from $10,000 to $50,000 for his services, Rabbi Epstein would work with his kidnap team to do whatever it took to get the permission from the husband.

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