Will my having an affair effect my chances of getting custody of my child?
Question Details: I'm in the middle of an ugly child custody and divorce battle. My husband suspected I was having an affair, which is true, but I've denied it. Should I just come clean or could that hurt my hances of getting my son?
If it comes out, it may have an impact on custody: not so much from the affair itself, but if 1) in having the affair, you did anything detrimental to/for your child (like missing activities or time with him to have the affair; not being reachable when you were needed); 2) the child was exposed to anything he should not have exposed to, such as in relation to infidelity, sexuality, etc.; and/or 3) if your partner is an unsuitable person to be in your child's life (e.g. any substance abuse issues, criminal record, other children whom he does not provide for or support, etc.). So there are definitely factors here that could come into play, and you are advised to consult with a divorce or matrimonial law attorney--and if you are the middle of "an ugly child custody and divorce battle" and don't have one, get one *right* away--to examine your situation in detail.
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