Question: I'm writing to you because I need a Roswell divorce lawyer now! My husband's having an affair and I just caught him. I saw that he was getting selfies from someone and I looked at the pictures and the lady was barely dressed, but I couldn't see her face.
When I searched his phone I could see who the woman was and I was shocked and stunned and very angry. The lady who sent the pictures and said she loved him and that she wanted him to get divorced so they could get married and finally live together is actually my sister! Yes, my husband is having an affair with my sister.
I just can't believe my husband would have an affair with my sister. And I can't believe that she'd do that with him. She's always making nasty remarks about him. She's called him a jerk and immature and an alcoholic, and that's just in the past month. But now I've found out she's been having an affair with him.
I've suspected something was up. He hasn't wanted to have sex with me for about 2 years and every time I bring it up, he always changes the topic. He'll just talk about golf, bowling, a movie or buying new furniture at IKEA.
I noticed he was getting a lot of texts while he was sleeping, so I looked at his phone and I saw all those selfies my sister was sending him. Now I know for sure that I need to get divorced and move on with my life. Maybe I'll go to nursing school or become a teacher or a nun like my mother suggested.
I just want to make sure that I get some of his pension, 401 (k), and the money in the bank and a portion of our house. I need help with all that and figuring out child support and child custody. I don't even know where to file to get a divorce. I just never thought I'd get divorced since I'm Roman Catholic.
My friend said you definitely need a divorce attorney or else you'll get taken advantage of and that the lawyer can help guide you through the whole process. I just want to get this started and get the divorce done and start my new life.
I.R. in Roswell, GA
Answer: Roughly 50% of marriages end in divorce, so you shouldn't feel you are in the minority. Sometimes things just don't work out and it's better for everyone involved to separate and move on.
The issues that you raise in your question are issues that we, as Roswell divorce attorneys, deal with every day. In fact, the issues you've mentioned can be broken into the general categories of “money issues” and “child issues.” Pensions and 401 (k)'s are divided using what's known as a QDRO (a Qualified Domestic Relations Order). We draft many QDRO's and we are local QDRO attorneys.
Child support and child custody are common issues in divorce. The Georgia child support guidelines are used to determine child support payments and the standard for child custody is the "best interests of the child."
As to where to file, since you live in Roswell, you would file for divorce in the Fulton County Superior Court, which is the superior court in the county in which you live.