Can I be sued if Im legally married and go on a trip with my girlfriend out of the country?

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Can I be sued if Im legally married and go on a trip with my girlfriend out of the country?

My girlfriend bought me and her a trip to
Mexico for my birthday. My wife we are
separated not legally but do live apart says
she will sue us if we go on the trip. Is this a
possibility that she can win that sort of case?

Asked on April 29, 2019 under Family Law, Missouri

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

No, there is no "lawsuit" for going on a trip with a girlfriend while married. 
However, if she elects to divorce you over this, the court may take your infidelity and going on an out-of-country trip into account; this could end up influencing a divorce and who gets what out of it. If you and your wife are living separate lives, you may wish to consider divorcing and so disentangling yourselves from each other.


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