Schwarzenegger Infidelity Shows the Need for Planning in an Alabama Divorce Case

Posted by Steven D. Eversole | May 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

As the Alabama Divorce & Family Law Attorney Blog reported recently, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver split after 25 years of marriage. And now we know why. With news that Schwarzenegger fathered a child out of wedlock, experts believe infidelity isn't as uncommon as people may like to believe, CNN reports.

What the story shows is how important a Birmingham divorce lawyer is in planning your future when contemplating divorce. What's most important in situations like this is not to make any rash decisions that could adversely affect you or your children in the next few years. Consult an experienced Alabama family law attorney who can guide you through a divorce, child custody or paternity case.

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Schwarzenegger fathered a child 10 years ago with a worker in the couple's California home, he recently stated to the public. The CNN story reports therapists and marriage experts say it can be difficult to recover when a spouse is unfaithful.

Some experts say the percentage of marriages where one or both spouses admit to either physical or emotional infidelity is 41 percent. One author reports that 60 percent of men and 40 percent of women will have an affair at some point in their marriage. The acceptability of infidelity varies with cultures and its tolerance varies in one's circle of friends.

It's unclear how many divorces result from infidelity. And while it's possible for marriages to endure a cheating spouse, it's also possible that such an event can be devastating to the marriage, the children and family and friends.

Alabama divorce attorneys have seen the pain and frustration cheating can cause in a marriage. If you have made the decision to seek a divorce, don't try to do it alone. Often,mediation in Alabama is an option for an amicable split of assets. A contested divorcerequires more work and a full-time family law attorney but can help ensure the future financial well-being of you and your family.

If you need to speak with a divorce attorney in Birmingham, contact Eversole Law at 205-981-2450 for a free consultation.

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Steven D. Eversole

J.D., Samford University's Cumberland School of Law, Birmingham, Alabama B.A., University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama

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