Can a paramour be punished by law if admitting to adultery at a divorce hearing?

Asked on July 19, 2012 under Family Law, Georgia


M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

In many states adultery is still a crime and punishable under the law.  I believe that in Georgia it is still listed as a misdeameanor, but I would double check with a criminal attorney in the area.  Adultery can effect many issues in a divorce and if you have children I would speak with ana ttorney as soon as you can. 

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