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Divorce, Custody and Porn Addiction

Divorce, Custody and Porn Addiction

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Me and my husband are currently seperated and will be divorcing after i give birth to our second child. I have proof that he meets random pple online for sex. I went onto his email and found that he had a profile on xxxcupid.com and it had his username and password so i went to it and found him handing out his phone number to numerous women to meet up for sex. I printed ALL of the messages out and also an email where a woman sent him naked pictures. I knew he had a porn addiction, but i didnt know it got as bad as actually meeting pple for sex.
Anyways, will that evidence in court help me to gain full custody of my daughter and son-on-the-way?  . . . I just don’t want them spending the night with him until they are old enough to speak and tell me what’s going on.

Pornography and porn addiction is playing an increasingly more significant role in divorce. Couples fight over whether porn is cheating, women feel insulted by their husbands refusing to give up a porn habit. It is a sensitive and difficult issue. But what place can porn addiction play in the actual divorce and in a custody battle? If a woman can prove that her husband looks at pornography or has an addiction to sex sites, can she use that as an argument for getting full custody and even forbidding the father’s visitations?

Serial rapist and murderer Ted Bundy attributed his violence to a porn habit. That was before the Internet. Questioning whether someone addicted to pornography should be allowed to be alone with his children is a legitimate one.  It is a dilemma that many parents seem to be facing unfortunately.  Should you prevent a loving father from seeing his children because he has a porn habit? Are children in danger when a parent is obsessed with viewing pornography? Demonstrating proof to the court that a parent has a porn problem can lead the court to order limited visitation rights or supervised visitation.

And will the court leave room for a recovered porn addict to regain visitation rights with his children? It is important to realize that a porn addict is not in control and may truly want to recover, while also recognizing that the addiction can have a dangerous effect on his behavior. Recovery is possible and the court should acknowledge and consider the possibility. At the end of the day, it is the best interest of the children that should be taken into consideration in any custody battle and decision.

For advice on how to proceed in a divorce or custody battle when one parent may have a pornography dependency, it is best to consult with an attorney.

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