Divorce Attorney Rapid City SD

In the U.S., and in most western countries, adultery has been decriminalized. While historically adultery has been rigorously condemned in cultural and religious traditions, its legal consequences are most often found in divorce cases, particularly in jurisdictions where there are fault-based statutes governing family law.

Kent R. Hagg
(605) 348-1125
601 W. Boulevard
Rapid City, SD
 
Steven R. Nolan
(605) 343-1040
818 St. Joseph Street, P.O. Box 2670
Rapid City, SD
 
John R. Murphy
(605) 342-2909
615 Kansas City Street, P.O. Box 5634
Rapid City, SD
 
David M. Dillon
(605) 341-0796
405 East Omaha Street, Suite D, P.O. Box 2979
Rapid City, SD
 
Terri Lee Williams
(605) 342-1078
440 Mount Rushmore Road, 3rd and 4th Floors, P.O. Box 8045
Rapid City, SD
 
Rebecca A. Porter
(605) 343-6443
706 St. Joseph Street, P.O. Box 8026
Rapid City, SD
 
James L. Waggoner
(605) 342-0540
731 St. Joseph Street, P.O. Box 254
Rapid City, SD
 
Thomas E. Simmons
(605) 342-1078
440 Mount Rushmore Road, 3rd and 4th Floors, P.O. Box 8045
Rapid City, SD
 
Tina M. Hogue
(605) 348-6547
304 Main Street, P.O. Box 2934
Rapid City, SD
 
Craig Owen Ash
Po Box 266
Milbank, SD
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The Price of Infidelity

Q: "What is the punishment for adultery and abandonment? "

 

In the U.S., and in most western countries, adultery has been decriminalized. While historically adultery has been rigorously condemned in cultural and religious traditions, its legal consequences are most often found in divorce cases, particularly in jurisdictions where there are fault-based statutes governing family law.

As for abandonment, I assume your inquiry refers to the marital relationship, and the issues of actual or constructive abandonment are most often delved into in the context of proving entitlement to divorce. If you are facing both an adulterous spouse and abandonment of your marriage, it is important that you seek legal counsel to ascertain and protect your rights to property and marital assets, particularly where children are involved. Check your county clerk's office for resources offering assistance with access to legal counsel and services, and know that many lawyers will offer an initial consultation at no charge.

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DISCLAIMER: This publication is distributed with the understanding that it does not constitute legal advice or establish an attorney/client relationship by way of any information contained herein. The information provided is for general purposes only, as readers are advised to consult with a qualified lawyer regarding the specifics of their particular circumstances.


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