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Adultery and divorce on Radio Verulam

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August 16, 2017

Senior Solicitor Rebecca Harling appeared on St Albans station Radio Verulam this morning. She fielded various questions about divorce and other family law matters. Each query was submitted by a local listener.

After a question about adultery, Rebecca explained that this was one of the ways to prove that a marriage has irretrievably broken down. However in family law, solicitors prefer to seek agreement between the parties when dealing with adultery because it can be notoriously difficult to prove. So unless one spouse has evidence such as photographs or recordings from a private investigator, this can be a challenge.

As adultery is clearly defined as voluntary sexual intercourse between a man and a woman, divorce lawyers will often prepare a “confession statement” for the other party to sign. Failing these kinds of agreements, it would probably be easier to rely on unreasonable behaviour to secure a divorce, Rebecca told listeners.

She also fielded questions about children who change their mind about which parent they want to live with, and answered concerns about various other family law matters.

Listen to the conversation here. Rebecca appears at around 12 minutes into segment.


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