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jilted spouse spousal support michiganDivorce is tough no matter where you live, but cheating laws in North Carolina are brutal. In San Antonio, NC, a judge ordered a man to pay $8.8 million for cheating with another man’s wife. The state’s “jilted spouses” law, or “alienation of affections” law, allows the deserted spouse to pursue monetary damages against the third party who allegedly caused the separation. Who needs spousal support with this kind of legal measure?

The Costly Infidelity Lawsuit

Keith King sued Francisco Huizar III for damages related to Huizar having an affair with King’s wife. Huizar’s attorney alleged that King manipulated his wife during their marriage and made her work without pay. Apparently, the judge was not swayed by Huizar’s argument, deciding on the nearly $9 million ruling.

Emotional distress, alienation of affection, and other charges formed the crux of King’s lawsuit. He holds Huizar responsible for breaking up his marriage to Danielle King. Since Danielle was an employee of King’s company, King also sued to cover lost revenue because of a lost employee. And, of course, he wanted to be compensated for the costs that would be increased regarding child care, household help, and counseling.

Is There Ever a Good Reason to Cheat?

It’s easy to see both sides of the argument. Yes, Danielle cheated on King with Huizar, and King has every right to claim the affair ruined his marriage. However, Danielle has her own story, explaining that she was unhappy for her entire marriage to a controlling husband who monitored her money, snooped through her phone, monopolized her time, and made demands about her attire and hair color.

The affair began in 2015, and in 2016 Danielle initiated the separation process from her husband, which quickly became messy. King claimed Huizar made it impossible for him to reconcile with his wife, attempting to make the timeline of the affair and separation a moot point.

Jilted – and Rich – in North Carolina

This isn’t the first time a jilted spouse law was relied upon in North Carolina, and it’s unlikely to be the last given such a major payout. In 2011, another judge in the state ordered a woman to pay $30 million in a jilted spouse case. And she lost when she tried to appeal the multi-million-dollar ruling.

Michigan is, by law, a no-fault divorce state, meaning that neither party can legally be at fault for the dissolution of the marriage (in other words, you’re not getting a hefty sum in Michigan for claiming your spouse cheated). But, if your marriage has been ruined by an affair, this information is relevant. If you’re seeking to do some hardball negotiating regarding spousal support, parenting time, and child support, definitive causes for the breakdown of a marriage come into play, and that includes infidelity.

Has your spouse cheated on you? Are you ready to call it quits? Find out more about whether separation matters in Michigan, and what you need to do if you’re ready to file for divorce. Schedule your free consultation with a Michigan divorce lawyer at Femminineo Attorneys in Macomb. Contact us today.

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What makes us the right divorce attorneys for you?

  • Family Law Expertise

    Most lawyers are in a general practice and do some of everything. One of our main focuses is on Family law and being expert at divorce, custody and support matters.

  • Strong Relationships

    We are in court daily, working with the family court judges, their staff and clerks, the Friend of the Court office, the Bar Association and other attorneys working in this area. We pride ourselves on fighting hard for our clients while working well with everyone.

  • Experience

    Our extensive experience and strong relationship with the courts and our peers leads many judges and attorneys to hire us to act as Mediators in other Family Law cases. Make no mistake; having a strong working relationship with the court can have a massive impact on your case. Unlike most attorneys, we have no fear of the court room and are in trial regularly against the best in the business. We see the judges every week and maintain strong ties with their staff.

  • We Care

    Although every attorney can “handle” your case, Femminineo Attorneys cares about you and your family. We work extremely hard to keep this difficult process civil and to shelter your children from as much of the negative facets as possible.

  • Commitment

    Once your case is concluded, we will be there to help you with any post-judgment problems that may arise.

  • Flexibility

    Everyone’s financial situation is different and we work with our clients to formulate a fee arrangement that works within your means.

  • Effectiveness

    We have handled every possible situation involving domestic law. We will do everything possible to wrap up your case in a timely manner, avoiding delays that cause unnecessary legal fees.

  • Tenacity

    When your case cannot be easily solved, we will fight hard and use all of our resources to win. Unlike most attorneys, we have no fear of the court room and we regularly win cases against the best in the business at trial.

  • Expert Staff

    Unlike many attorneys who have a part-time typist and work 30 hours a week, we have an expert staff available all day long to assist you and provide immediate service. We are available to our clients 24 hours a day through our hot line at 586-854-3654.

  • Personal Service

    At Femminineo Attorneys, your case will be handled by an experienced family law attorney. Each of our attorneys in our family law division has many years of experience in handling family law matters.

We encourage you to see these differences for yourself and call today to speak with one of our partners or schedule a free consultation at our office.

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