Q: Married 10 years. Have 5 yo. Both working with good jobs. Long term extramarital affair. We have separate checking/savings accts as well as mutual "house" accts. Own a home and other investment properties. Husband is an attorney and works for govt.
A:David's Answer: The answer to your question depends on what issues you believe will be contested. Is custody an issue? If so, document your involvement with the child - and your spouse's relative lack of involvement (if that's the case). Start planning what will happen with the house and other assets - start gathering all the statements now - as well as the statements of the value of same when you originally got married. Then call a Westchester Divorce attorney to schedule a consult for a full assessment. - David Bliven, Westchester Divorce Attorney.