Hello Larry. I am sorry to hear about your daughter's situation but I thank you for the opportunity to answer your question. I am sending this answer to you only a few minutes after you submitted your question.
Your daughter will need an attorney who practices family law
to represent her in her divorce. If she cannot afford to retain her own attorney, she can ask the court to require her husband to pay her attorney's fees. She can also ask the court to award temporary spousal support
during the divorce and the court may order him to provide her with spousal support
during the process. As for property distribution
, California courts strive for an equal distribution of property
acquired during the marriage
. That said, the court might reduce his husband's share of property if it determines that he has wasted marital assets on his affair. The court can also potentially order alimony
on a longer basis after the divorce depending on the circumstances. The court will look at the length of the marriage, needs of each spouse, ability to pay, earning capacities, etc. A spouse can also ask for exclusive use and possession
of the marital home when it's not feasible for both spouses to continue to live together. The home will generally go to a parent with primary custody of children. As for child custody
, the court will evaluate that matter in terms of the best interests of the children, considering every relevant factor that affects their well-being. When it comes to visitation
, it's possible to ask the court to prohibit overnight guests when children are present and that can ensure that a parent is not cohabiting with a significant other in the presence of cihldren.