Divorce case was open in Ohio November 2011. My current girlfriend is 3 months pregnant and we haven't told anyone due to the fact it may make the divorce difficult.
Clearly this will establish grounds for the divorce (adultery) but generally it will not affect the allocation of property or the award of spousal support (unless it can be shown that you expended marital assets on your girlfriend). It can influence the Court on issues of parenting if there are children involved. You are not under a duty to disclose the pregnancy, unless you are specifically asked about it. I would expect that in Madison County, you case should have been set for hearing by now. You may try hard to settle the case so it is concluded promptly. The issue may be less about how the Court would be affected by the pregnancy than how your soon to be ex will be affected. Generally I find that such information makes the other side much less willing to settle for anything reasonable because they are mad over the implications of the news.
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There is really no good reason to disclose this information at all. It could only make you matters worse. I assume you were no longer living with or involved with your wife when your girlfriend got pregnant so it is really irrelevant. It could effect the calculation of child support if your girlfriend files against you for support before the support order in you marriage is entered. This is the part you need to discuss and consult with a divorce lawyer about.
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Well, a pregnant girlfriend can certainly make your spouse more unwilling to settle a contested divorce. However, you are post – filing, and if you are looking to establish whether or not grounds exist to terminate your marriage, I think that ship has already sailed. Beyond this, there are not very many significant issues that will arise once you have established the basis of incompatibility as grounds for the divorce.
As far as your property division, spousal support, and other issues, your pregnant girlfriend can have an impact upon your future child support, you will have an additional other dependent, within a few months of your final decree. Beyond this, not much of an effect.
Good luck. But at the very least, let your attorney know.
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