There are many reasons why a couple would file for a Virginia divorce. Adultery is one of the most common reasons, and one of the most difficult topics to discuss openly with anyone.
It’s normal to want to present yourself in a positive light to others, especially to someone who is supposed to fight for your best interests. Intimate topics such as adultery may bring up feelings of guilt and shame that may cause you to want to forget the incident ever happened.
If you’re a Virginia woman considering divorce and you have committed adultery in your marriage, it’s very important to be honest with your Virginia divorce attorney.
Your attorney’s job is to help you get the best outcome in your case. He or she needs to know which way to go with the case and needs to be aware of any information that might be presented by the other side. This can be accomplished only if you are completely open and honest about all the details and circumstances surrounding the case.
If you withhold information that is later brought to light by your husband and his attorney, it can damage your case and your chances of getting the outcome you want from your divorce.
Remember that whatever you say to your Virginia divorce attorney is protected by attorney-client privilege; it is confidential and cannot be divulged to your friends, co-workers or anyone else.
Adultery is a multi-faceted topic in Virginia divorce law. Find out more about the aspect of adultery in a Virginia divorce by visiting our article library.
At this vulnerable time, it’s critical that you have exceptional legal representation that not only understands the specifics of your case, but is dedicated to your best interests and that of your family.
The Virginia divorce attorneys at Hofheimer Family Law Firm represent Virginia women who wish to file for divorce. We are committed to fighting for your rights, assisting in child custody disputes, and advocating that you receive everything you are entitled to and need in order to start your new life. You can learn more by requesting a FREE copy of our guide, What Every Virginia Woman Should Know About Divorce, or reserving your seat at our monthly divorce seminar – 757-425-5200.