California is a No-Fault State for Divorce
While California is a no-fault state when it comes to grounds for filing for divorce, in many marriages there is a specific reason that one spouse chooses to leave the other. California’s no-fault divorce law was enacted in 1969, and its intent was to make it easier for dissatisfied spouses and spouses in abusive relationships to leave their partners without having to provide any specific reasons for seeking a divorce.
Of course, this doesn’t mean that all spouses seeking divorce merely have “irreconcilable difference.” Often, there are reasons for divorce beyond simply being unable to come to terms. Among the reasons that spouses file for divorce, infidelity is consistently at the top of the list. If you are seeking (or if your spouse is seeking) to file for divorce after cheating, our San Diego divorce lawyers are here to help.
Reasons to Get a Divorce: The Ashley Madison Data Breach
In August 2015, hackers who stole user information from the online “dating” side, AshleyMadison.com made good on their threat to make the users’ information publicly available online. We put, “dating,” in quotes because the site’s tagline is: “Life is Short. Have an Affair.” The site even goes so far as to “guarantee you will find the perfect affair partner.”
The hackers released log-in and account information for approximately 32 million of the site’s 40 million users. They also published details of payment transactions processed through the site dating all the way back to 2008. These details include names, street addresses, and email addresses of the individuals involved in meetings arranged through AshleyMadison.com.
Was Your Spouse Using AshleyMadison.com?
If your spouse was having affairs through AshleyMadison.com and you are now considering filing for divorce, our lawyers can help you weigh your options. Whether you were already contemplating a divorce for other reasons or are seeking to file based solely on your spouse’s infidelity, there are several factors to consider and important planning steps you need to take before you file. If you live in the San Diego area and are seeking to divorce a cheating husband or wife, we can help you every step of the way.
Were You Using AshleyMadison.com?
If you were using AshleyMadison.com and your personal information was included in the data breach, you may either be:
- Facing the prospect of your spouse filing for divorce; or
- Considering filing for divorce yourself.
In either case, we can help you protect your assets and fight for the custody, property, and other rights you desire to retain after your marriage is over. While California’s no-fault divorce law prevents cheating from directly affect the outcome of your divorce, your spouse will no doubt seek to use your infidelity against you. Our divorce lawyers can make sure that your rights are protected.
More Articles On: Reasons to Get a Divorce
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- Can You Divorce Your Spouse for Cheating or Gaining Too Much Weight?
- When is the Best Time to File for Divorce?
Law Office of Renkin & Associates | San Diego Divorce Lawyers
Under any circumstances, going through a divorce is a stressful, often emotionally-draining experience. At the Law Office of Renkin & Associates, we can use our knowledge and decades of experience to make the process as efficient and amicable as possible. To discuss your divorce options with an attorney in our San Diego law offices, call (888) 837-3564 or contact us online today.