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12: Legal Implications of Infidelity with Rodrigo Dias

Updated: Nov 15, 2022

Suzannah Weiss

Rodrigo Dias is a Partner at Greene Taubman Dias Chernus Simborg & Dominguez LLP, a California-based firm specializing in family law. Rodrigo has been representing clients in the San Francisco Bay area since 2007. His primary focuses are family law, child support, spousal support, dissolution, property division, child custody, and adoption.

Rodrigo is certified as a Family Law Specialist by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization. He is also a member of the Marin County Bar Association and previously served on its Board of Directors. Rodrigo currently lives in Marin with his husband and daughter.

Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

  • What are your legal rights if your spouse finds out about your affair and decides to pursue divorce?

  • Rodrigo Dias discusses how custody can play out during divorce proceedings when infidelity is involved

  • Rodrigo talks about spousal support in California—and why fidelity isn’t a factor there

  • What should be your first point of contact for finding legal assistance?

  • A common case that Rodrigo encounters at his practice: emotional infidelity

  • The role technology has played in uncovering affairs

  • Rodrigo shares cautionary tales about the importance of communication when dealing with infidelity and divorce

  • Why the end of your marriage may be the beginning of the rest of your life

  • How to get in touch with Rodrigo Dias

In this episode…

When it comes to infidelity, there are a lot of different thoughts that may run through someone’s mind. Why did this happen? Did I do something wrong? And, importantly: what do we do now?

The response to infidelity looks different for everyone. While some couples may choose to work it out, others may look to divorce—which, in many cases, involves the discussion of custody agreements, property division, spousal support, and more. In today’s episode, Dr. Marie Murphy is joined by Rodrigo Dias, a family law attorney, to discuss the first steps to take if the path you’re on is leading toward divorce.

Tune in to today’s episode of Your Secret is Safe with Me as Dr. Marie Murphy talks to Rodrigo Dias, Partner at Greene Taubman Dias Chernus Simborg & Dominguez LLP, about the best practices for handling a divorce following an affair. Together, they discuss your legal rights if your partner finds out about your infidelity, how to have healthy conversations about custody, and the lessons to learn from the cases that have come through Rodrigo’s office. Keep listening!

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