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I'm Lucy, and I'd be happy to answer your questions today. I'm sorry to hear about your dilemma.
Marital misconduct is not relevant when dividing property. A spouse who committed adultery cannot claim alimony in South Carolina. S.C. Code of Laws, Section 20-3-130. It doesn't matter that you also committed adultery, except that you can't ask for alimony from her, either. What she's entitled to is roughly half the assets acquired by either of you during the marriage, which is the same as what she'd get if you didn't have a child with someone else. You don't legally have to pay for her house - that's considered alimony.
You do not need a lawyer, but it might be in your best interests to get one if she's out to take as much as she can (especially if she has one).
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