Divorce Attorney Washington DC

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.

Aryeh S Portnoy
(202) 624-2806
1001 Pennsylvania Ave Nw
Washington, DC
Specialties
International Law, Litigation, Family
State Licensing
DC

Joanne Roney Hepworth
601 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest Suite 900 South Building
Washington, DC
Specialties
Criminal Defense, Civil Rights, Personal Injury, Family, Litigation
Education
Catholic University of America,Catholic University of America
State Licensing
DC, Maryland

Karen T Grisez
(202) 639-7043
1001 Pennsylvania Ave Nw, Suite 800
Washington, DC
Specialties
Family, Litigation, Immigration
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DC

Jennifer P Hughes
(202) 822-8282
3818 Dupont Circle Northwest
Washington, DC
Specialties
Real Estate, Family, Estate Planning
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Albany Law School of Union University,Georgetown University
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DC

Sean T Morris
(301) 517-4823
1301 PENNSYLVANIA AVE NW OFFICE BLDG
WASHINGTON, DC
Specialties
Litigation, Family, Estate Planning
Education
Catholic University of America, School of Law,Georgetown University,State University of New York, St
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DC, Maryland

James D Bishop
(202) 772-1201
924 G Street NW
Washington, DC
Specialties
Family
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DC, Pennsylvania

Suet M Chong
(202) 942-5849
1001 PENNSYLVANIA AVE NW OFFICE BLDG
WASHINGTON, DC
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Life Science & Biotech, Intellectual Property, Patent Application, Family
Education
George Washington University National Law Center,University of Maryland, College Park,University of
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DC

Bwo Marian Chou
800 7TH ST NW STE 201
WASHINGTON, DC
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Family, Immigration, Personal Injury, Government, Child Abuse
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Southern Methodist University,Soo Chow University
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Scott P Perlman
1090 K Street Northwest
Washington, DC
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Antitrust, Family, Business, Mergers & Acquisitions
Education
Harvard University Law School,University of Pennsylvania
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DC

Olekanma A Ekekwe
717 D ST NW
WASHINGTON, DC
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Domestic Violence, Child Custody, Education, Estate Planning, Elder Law, Family, Alimony, Prenuptials
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University of Maryland, Baltimore County,University of the District of Columbia, David A. Clarke Sch
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DC

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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