Alimony considering the mistress

Hello I had another alimony question regarding the mistress who is now my ex husbands wife. -

-Will the judge consider that my ex husbands mistress / wife has a substantial income which contributes financially to his household expenses?

-Does the mistress/ wife have a right to be in the courtroom at every one of our hearings?

  • At the last hearing we had, after the hearing outside of the courthouse she tried to attack our daughter. We told the police and filled out a form in the courthouse about it but the restraining order judge said unless she was stalking her, there was nothing we could do.
  • Would it benefit me to inform the divorce judge about what happened?

In an alimony trial, the judge will consider that your husband resides with his new wife and shares income and expenses with his new wife which thereby decrease his overall necessary expenses.

Yes, his new wife can be in the courtroom for all proceedings. Unless the judge closes the courtroom (which is rare), court proceedings are open to the public.

In your testimony in the alimony trial, you should bring up instances of marital misconduct committed by your husband.

Anna Ayscue

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