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The Ashley Madison hack and marriage in Texas

Recently, the Internet was roiling with the news that the Ashley Madison website was hacked and the dating site's customer list was published. Ashley Madison is a website where people who are interested in having an affair can set up a dating profile. The customers of the site believed their information would be kept private but, as we have learned time and time again information on the Internet can never be guaranteed as private. Since the data has been released, thousands of potentially cheating spouses have been revealed including many celebrities, doctors, professors and thousands more. Houston residents who have found their spouse on the list may want to know how divorce can be affected by the Ashley Madison hack.

In the past, a spouse who wanted a divorce would typically have to provide grounds for the divorce, and adultery was commonly considered sufficient grounds. Today, a divorce does not require a showing of fault. Most divorces simply require the parties to state that they have irreconcilable differences in their marriage.

Still, there are times when adultery or other wrongdoing may play a role in a divorce. In the property division portion of a divorce, the courts may sometimes take wrongdoing into account when determining how to divide the marital property.

Houston residents considering a divorce may want to speak with a legal professional skilled in family law. An attorney can help their client file for divorce and navigate property division, child custody, child support, alimony and all the other often confusing and technically difficult legal aspects that come with ending a marriage.

Source: HuffingtonPost.com, "Where Ashley Madison fits into divorce law," Margaret Ryznar, Aug. 20, 2015

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