Do I get any rights if adultery is used as a divorce ground?
My name is Diti Saxena.
I am an Indian woman married to an indian man,Nikunj Singhal, in Seattle. The issue is he has filed for a divorce in Washington and has sent me to India until I sign the papers and its finalized.
The grounds are adultery on my part. I want to include that there was no physical relationship between me and my husband. I have tried explaining and I am feeling responsible and guilty and want a second chance but he is not ready for that. I want to understand what are my rights in this case if any.
please let me know if I can be helped in such case.
1 attorney answer
Divorce in WA is no-fault. That means that the court does not care why the spouses are divorcing each other. Whether there is any affair has no relevance to the court.
The court cannot force a person to remain married to someone else. So, if one spouse wants a divorce, the court will eventually signs the decree ending the marriage.
If the divorce is being done in WA, you have rights whether you are in WA or outside of it.
Depending on the facts of your marriage, the husband may need to pay you spousal maintenance, and the assets and debts of the marriage need to be divided.
If you and the husband have minor children together, both legal parents have the legal duty to financially support their minor children.
You should hire an attorney to protect your legal rights.
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