I had a feeling my wife was being unfaithful, so I installed a hidden camera in the home that captured my wife allowing a gentleman in the back door.
Will this evidence help or hurt my case?
I am also concerned for myself financially since I encouraged her to quit her job to attend school full time.
Additionally, are we able to dismiss a pending divorce if we end up having a change of heart?
In Colorado, divorce occurs under a “no-fault” standard.
That means that unless the bad behavior of the other spouse amounts to economic waste or places the children in danger, the court will not consider infidelity or other bad behavior in determining parenting time or equitable division of the marital assets and debts.
In many instances, the video issue can backfire if you try to use it in a domestic case, and I would caution you on continuing these types of actions.
Unfortunately, you have given your self greater exposure to a higher financial support obligation given that you admittedly encouraged your wife to stop working and go to school.
If the two of you reconcile, so long as there is an agreement to do so, the action could be dismissed at any point in the process prior to the decree of dissolution being entered.
I would recommend speaking with a local attorney to determine the best course of action moving forward, as you have described a number of issues that require further explanation for accurate legal advice.
Remember, I am unable to provide you with anything more than divorce tips for men, so please consult a domestic litigation attorney in your area to obtain specific advice as to the laws in your state and how they impact your potential case.
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