By Robin Roshkind, Esquire, West Palm Beach, Florida
I get this question all the time in my practice. You really only have two options: you look the other way and enjoy life, or if you are not enjoying life, you file for divorce. Florida is a no fault state. Spouses can and do cheat. It’s how you react and what you do or how your spouse reacts and what he/she does that determines the future.
If the cheating takes on a serious turn, the cheater may file for divorce. Or the innocent spouse may file first, depending upon emotions. But what I see more and more, it is not the cheater filing for divorce, but rather the innocent spouse. The cheater generally likes things just the way they are.
The innocent spouse should gather photographs, documents, copies of everything financial, store small valuables like jewelry off premises, and spend time preparing for the other spouse to know you are angry…angry enough to file for divorce. Sweetness helps to garner information, and often the cheater will brag to the spouse how amazing life is. Let them talk, all the while finding out who the other person is, where he/she lives, and other forthcoming information. Information turns into amunition. Especially when you have all the information to give to your private investigator to determine if your spouse is dissipating marital assets on the paramour. For more information about this or other divorce topics, call one of the divorce lawyers at ROBIN ROSHKIND, P.A. at 561 835 9091 or click on the Firm’s web site at www.familylawwpb.com for more information.