Fidelity is an obligation in almost every marriage vow. However, many marriages end because someone cheated. Which begs the question, can you contract a cheating penalty? It appears the answer is no.
Adultery (when your spouse cheats is the ultimate betrayal in a marriage. In many circumstances a couple can find a way to move past the betrayal. However, in many situations, the damage is done and fixing the problem is not an option. When God gave Moses the 10 Commandments it is no surprise that one[…]
Adultery under Michigan adultery law is never enforced. However, the adultery statute provides: “Adultery is the sexual intercourse of 2 persons, either of whom is married to a third person.” Michigan Compiled Laws 750.29 The punishment for the crime of adultery is severe. Adultery is a felony, which means adultery is punishable by more than[…]
Adultery is the ultimate betrayal and the cause of many divorces it is also a crime. Adultery is defined in the Michigan Penal Code Section 750.29 which defines adultery as: 50.29 Adultery; definition.Sec. 29. Definition—Adultery is the sexual intercourse of 2 persons, either of whom is married to a third person. Interesting enough, other sexual[…]
Michigan divorce and domestic spying Is somebody watching me or am I just paranoid? Michigan divorce and domestic spying. By: Daniel Findling In Michigan, fault can play a role in an alimony award, property division and even child custody cases. Our Michigan divorce team has written several articles on the issue of fault: Michigan divorce[…]
The case of fault in Michigan divorce. By Daniel Findling: In prior articles we explored the notion of fault in Michigan. Fault in Michigan is relevant. Michigan is both a fault and a no fault State. The grounds for a divorce in Michigan are no-fault, however fault can play a role in addressing issues of[…]
Section 750.30 of the Michigan Compiled laws and provides:
“Any person who shall commit adultery shall be guilty of a felony; and when the crime is committed between a married woman and a man who is unmarried, the man shall be guilty of adultery, and liable for the same punishment.”
However, the crime is never enforced.
The emotional affair: Are you cheating? A recently married legal assistant in my firm has a broad definition of cheating. She believes if you do something with someone other than your spouse, and don’t tell your spouse about it, it is cheating. Under her definition, lunch with an old “friend” that you fail to tell[…]
Recent headlines shed light on a frightening application of Michigan law. On December 26, 2010, the Detroit Free Press reported that a Rochester Hills man faces up to 5 years in prison – – for reading his wife’s email.