The physical and emotional betrayal inflicted by a cheating spouse is one of the main causes of divorce. The spouse suffering the extra-marital affair often desires punishment. Courts will punish the cheating spouse in certain circumstances by financially compensating the non-cheating spouse. The non-cheating spouse may also have an improved opportunity to obtain child custody. Every marriage is unique and the circumstances surrounding a person’s marital misconduct are also unique. Hiring an experienced divorce lawyer is critical in these circumstances. To learn more information about your rights or your risk, contact Scott Hamblin at Brydon, Swearengen & England P.C.