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06 Mar 08 #16042 by dmain10
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Hi, I was googling and came acorss a thread on this site about affairs and outcomes.

From what I can see if one party commits adultry it does not change the finalcial outcome, is that correct?

My mother in law has just discovered her husband of 20yrs plus is having an affair. She wants to divorce him. She had the house valued today and it is worth quite a lot, but she doesnt really want to sell, the mortgage only has two payments left on it and she is due to retire in August.

Does the fact that he is having an affair not mean she is entitled to more of a settlement, or the house? It is after all not her doing!

Im not sure of the technicalities in Scotland.

Any help would be appreciated.


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06 Mar 08 #16059 by megan
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I'm in a simalar position 30yrs marrage. However divorce is no blame so unless she can buy him out or his pension is much bigger than hers outcome isn't great.

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