The recent hack of extramarital affairs website Ashley Madison is a potential source of conflict and breakup among married couples whose personal information may have been leaked. Millions of users around the world are at risk of exposure following the public release of user information who signed up with the popular cheating website whose slogan is “Life is short. Have an affair.”
Divorce attorneys in cities across the United States are expecting the hack to lead to marriage dissolution petitions and some high conflict divorce cases.
Grounds for Florida Divorce
In Florida, a married person may file a petition for dissolution of marriage or divorce if they can prove that the marriage is irretrievably broken. Infidelity can lead to loss of trust — a key ingredient in keeping a marriage intact.
A discovery that your partner has signed up or paid for a messaging service at a dating website such as Ashley Madison can cause serious problems in a marriage and may lead to an irretrievable breakdown of the marital bonds.
If you are contemplating divorce, consulting a family law attorney can help you sort legal issues that are bound to arise during the proceedingsM, and prepare you for them.
Dealing with High Conflict Divorce
Not all divorce cases are the same and a couple may experience a high conflict divorce as a result of strong emotions of anger and hurt arising from one partner’s infidelity. The deep resentment may affect other issues where properties and children are involved, making it a challenge for separating couples to agree on a mutually acceptable parenting plan and property distribution arrangement.
When parents coming from high-conflict divorce are unable to agree on a parenting plan, the court will issue the appropriate orders based on the best interests of the child or children.
While several factors are considered in developing a parenting plan for a couple’s child, domestic violence that can arise or be present in a high conflict divorce, can weigh heavily against the abusive spouse or parent.
Representing Florida Residents
In the State of Florida, the Law Firm For Family Law has years of valuable experience in high conflict divorces. The Firm is headed by board certified expert in Marital and Family Law Attorney Gary E. Williams.
We have managed over 1,800 cases involving a wide range of family law cases and can handle related divorce issues such as child custody, parenting plans, time sharing, equitable distribution, and relocation. We invite you to call us at (727) 531-8737 to schedule a consultation with one of our attorneys.