How should I prepare for divorce if I decide to get separated from my wife?
I am a 30 year old guy, working in one of the metro cities in India and I have been born and brought up in a small city in MP.
I got married almost an year and a half ago and for the first 3 months of my marriage, I had to be stationed out of city for work but I used to visit my home every weekend. Post the duration of out-station deployment, we both moved to the metro city where we live now and soon I found out that my wife had an affair going on with her boyfriend before the marriage. I saw some screenshots of video chats in her phone and connected the dots and found out that she was in the affair before our marriage talks even started, continued for our courtship period and after marriage as well. When I confronted her, she mentioned that she needed emotional support and hence she used to talk to the guy. I asked her if she would like to continue our marriage to which she said she needs some time to move on.
We had unprotected intercourse once when I used to visit her on weekends and she got pregnant and had an abortion in haste and kept me informed.
I had this doubt in my mind for a long time that I might not be the reason for her pregnancy because of the facts that she had an affair and she got pregnant while we had unprotected intercourse just once which is a rare case of getting pregnant.
Recently, I asked her the truth, she accepted that she had unprotected intercourse with her boyfriend even after our marriage and the timelines of pregnancy also match according to her.
I do not have an idea if I decide to get separated, what are my options. Would I get into legal troubles? Would I get into financial troubles? My salary is currently enough for hand-to-mouth kind of situation and I belong to a conservative nuclear family. How hard would things be for me if I decide to get separated? Kindly help.
Asked 4 years ago in Family Law