Question: I saw my husband's credit card bill and I think he's having sex with other women, so I need to get a divorce immediately. On the bill were charges to places that I'd never heard of, so I called them. There were escort services, massage parlors and one time a lady answered who sounded like a prostitute.
I know that I shouldn't have been snooping but one of my husband's friends said that when he goes on business trips he sees other women. Now I know why he volunteers to go to places like Las Vegas and Thailand and I'm worried about him getting some sort of exotic disease.
I also got suspicious because I've caught him looking at porn on the internet and I overheard him talking to a friend of his about a “tranny” and I think they were talking about some type of transsexual, not a car's transmission. I wanted to vomit.
I don't know what happened to him. When we met he was studying religion and wanted to be a social worker. Now I think he's become a pervert.
I told him that I want a divorce and he's trying to lie to me about the women. He told me that he never talks to women when he's on a business trip and if he does it's only because he's trying to counsel them so that they can have a better life. He said he hates escorts. I don't believe him because he sells industrial cleaning supplies, he's not a social worker or anything.
How can his affairs with these women impact a divorce? What should I do?
A.V. in Roswell, Georgia
Answer: Many women (and men) will find themselves dealing with similar issues in marriage. Infidelity can mean having a long-term affair or seeing prostitutes. Because of the internet and websites like Craigslist and Backpage, it is now easier than ever to meet another person for a rendezvous.
Adultery, however, is treated seriously in many Georgia divorce courts. And it can influence many aspects of a divorce, including alimony and property division.
You need to start collecting evidence that shows his infidelity. That can be copies of receipts, credit card bills, pictures, and social media interactions. There are many ways to prove that he is being unfaithful. In fact, we are seeing more and more cases of clients coming to our office with printouts of emails, Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook and other websites that promote social interaction. And that's not to mention pictures that are discovered on computers, tablets and phones.
Recently, the affair website “Ashley Madison” has made international news because of a “hack” that exposed many millions of users, including many in the Atlanta metro area, with a high percentage in North Fulton County. And other "cheating sites" are known to be doing a brisk business, like those that cater to "sugar daddies," usually older men who provide financial assistance to younger women.
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