Unfaithful Friday?

We have woken up to the news that a survey has been released by a dating website for married people, revealing that there is increased activity today in those searching for an extra-marital affair. The media has dubbed this day “unfaithful Friday.”

So what can you do if you have found your husband or wife to have been unfaithful?

This doesn’t have to signal the end of your marriage. Relate is an organisation which can help couples through difficult times, provide counselling and other services to help you with your marriage. More information can be found on their website at www.relate.org.uk.

However, if your marriage has come to an end, adultery is one of the five facts upon which you can rely upon in divorce proceedings to prove the irretrievable breakdown of your marriage. The third party does not have to be named within the divorce proceedings but in order for the petition to proceed smoothly, the party who has committed the adultery will need to confess to this.

Going through divorce proceedings can be extremely upsetting, particularly when one party feels that they have done nothing wrong and adultery can come as a shock. However, here at McCarthy Bennett Holland our family Solicitors are trained members of Resolution and we will assist you through this difficult time by providing advice to assist you in reducing conflict, looking at ways to put the children’s interests first, and provide you with all options available. We can also refer you to mediation in order to help you sit together and discuss how you will separate to provide an amicable resolution for all.

Please do not hesitate to contact our family solicitors Gillian Lavelle or Kim Busby if you wish to discuss any of the above further. McCarthy Bennett Holland are able to offer a free 30 minute initial consultation and are more than happy to assist.

www.wigansolicitors.com Tel: 01942 206060 Address: 26 Bridgeman Terrace, Wigan WN1 1TD Twitter: @MBHSolicitors

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