How To Protect Yourself Against A Cheating Spouse

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No-fault divorce laws don't have to leave you stranded.

Before no-fault divorce laws, the courts considered sex something that was exclusive to marriage. A wife was protected from the negative consequences of adultery by criminal law, specific divorce laws that addressed adultery, and, in some cases, alienation of affection laws.

With the introduction of no-fault divorce laws, the courts, for some reason, decided they had no business being involved in the issue of whether or not a husband was faithful, or the right of a wife to be compensated for a husband's cheating ways.

Let's look at marriage and adultery from an economic point of view. Marriage vows connect two people emotionally, through their love, and legally, via a contract offered by the state.

But why, if the state considers marriage a legal contract, does it act as though that contract is less important, and less binding, than any other? If you entered into a business contract and your partner's behavior made you lose any emotional and financial investment you had in the business, the state would surely hold that:

• You had been injured and had a right to compensation
• The courts had authority over the matter, and are willing to help you recoup any losses

Almost everyone will say that husbands and wives should be faithful to each other. Most people will say that adultery shows a lack of virtue and morals and that there should be consequences for those who commit adultery.

But under no-fault divorce, the courts do not punish adultery. Society may frown on it, and that kind a betrayal in a business relationship would surely be punished. But courts in this country have chosen to look the other way.

Who then will protect a wife who has been cheated upon? What does a wife do to protect her investment in her marriage?

To find out, visit First Wives World.

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