I am in a situation with my wife, she is legally married to me but also married (ceremony only) to another man. We all live together with children she and I had prior to this other guy. She sleeps in his bed 90% of the time and I know Texas has laws about bigamy but I’m not sure if this is breaking the law. I want out of this situation and I want to take my kids with me. It’s not what I wanted in a marriage and I feel like I’m just here to support her financially and watch the kids when she’s out with the husband she really loves. What is the quickest and quietest way to get out of this with my children? I’ve tried to act like I’m okay with it all but I’m just not and I need help.
You need a legal divorce with a request that the court award you primary conservatorship of the children, establish support and possession schedules and divide community property. You may need temporary orders to establish proper living conditions during the pendency of the case. Contact a family law attorney in your area to start the process.
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I agree with the other answer you received. You need to meet with a very experienced family lawyer as soon as possible. This is not a run-of-the-mill case. However, based on what you have written, it sounds like your marriage was the first marriage and a formal marriage and probably the only valid marriage in and the scenario you described.Assuming that is the case you simply file for divorce. Like the other lawyer answering stated, you may need temporary orders with regard to possession and access and child/spousal support. I have some general information available at betterdivorceAustin.com and on Austindivorceseminar.com.
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