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  • Obviously! It should carry MMS and strict for 2nd++ offense..

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  • Yes, jailtime.

    4 3.64%
  • Yah, first fine, then jail, mild jail time.

    1 0.91%
  • Hmm.. Perhaps..

    8 7.27%
  • No..

    90 81.82%
  • Something else(explain).

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    Re: Should adultery be a criminal offense punishable by jailtime?

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    When you're talking about the kids, it's not a matter of "punishing" a parent by denying them custody. It's a matter of what is best for the children. You don't keep a child from one parent out of spite because someone's feelings got hurt.
    No, but denying them MAIN custody. HUGE difference. They should get punished if they ruin the marriage/family by risking to loose main custody if the party cheated on files for main custody alongside him/her pressing charges for adultery.
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    Re: Should adultery be a criminal offense punishable by jailtime?

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    No, it would be teaching them that people aren't perfect and they make mistakes. No better lesson in life than that for a child.
    Yes, the parents could teach their children that anyways. But if the woman keeps cheating on her man for example and the marriage ends in divorce, I see absolutely no reason why she should have main custody after ruining the family.
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    Re: Should adultery be a criminal offense punishable by jailtime?

    Quote Originally Posted by Arcana XV View Post
    I totally disagree. What happened between me and my daughter's father has absolutely nothing to do with his ability to be a good parent. I wouldn't dream in a million years of removing him from her life. Nothing is ever that black and white. He lied to me and cheated and in that respect he was a crappy husband, but I have zero complaints about his parenting abilities. He isn't violent, he doesn't drink, he doesn't smoke and he provides for and loves her with all his heart. Why in the world would I need to protect my child from this man, just because he made a very human mistake?
    In such a case it would be up to you to press charges, at least you would have the right to do so if adultery became illegal. But then again you would have to provide sufficient evidence.
    Its only fair then when he cheated on you and ruined the marriage that he don't get MAIN custody?
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    Re: Should adultery be a criminal offense punishable by jailtime?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    I think that we both know that your analogy isn't even close to being the same...
    The point of my post was that I completely disagree with your position on this issue. I do, however, respect it.
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    Re: Should adultery be a criminal offense punishable by jailtime?

    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus Zeebra View Post
    Its only fair then when he cheated on you and ruined the marriage that he don't get MAIN custody?
    Not necessarily. I don't see it as a fair or unfair situation. I don't use my child in that way and never would. I got main custody because at the time we separated she was living with me in Europe and he had been living in Singapore part time for over a year because of his job. He then decided to stay there permanently for the next 3 years. Had we been in the same country, I would have considered joint custody.

    And besides, what if I were a ****ty parent? Why should I get main custody just because I was cheated on? It's not about fairness. It's about what's best for the child. In this case, I was what was best for my kid, but it's not always the case for everyone.
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    Re: Should adultery be a criminal offense punishable by jailtime?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    So do we apply that logic to rapists then? Bank robbers? Embezzalment?

    Actually, it is teaching them both what I said, and what you said.
    I simply feel that we must wiegh the good vs. the bad.

    The bad that they represent outweighs the good. Ship 'em off to prison.
    Yes, because rapists are exactly the same as someone who cheats for any reason.

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    Re: Should adultery be a criminal offense punishable by jailtime?

    Quote Originally Posted by EgoffTib View Post
    The point of my post was that I completely disagree with your position on this issue. I do, however, respect it.
    Oh, I understood that...


    Part of me also says that they should not be punished to such a degree...
    Maybe there should be mandatory rehabilitation or counseling?
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    Re: Should adultery be a criminal offense punishable by jailtime?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Oh, I understood that...


    Part of me also says that they should not be punished to such a degree...
    Maybe there should be mandatory rehabilitation or counseling?
    I would totally support mandatory counseling. Looks like we found a compromise.
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    Re: Should adultery be a criminal offense punishable by jailtime?

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    Yes, because rapists are exactly the same as someone who cheats for any reason.

    That is why I also included lesser crimes like Embezzalment...
    Just so one would not make the illogical leap that you just did.
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    Re: Should adultery be a criminal offense punishable by jailtime?

    Quote Originally Posted by EgoffTib View Post
    I would totally support mandatory counseling. Looks like we found a compromise.
    In all honesty, for most situations that would probably be the best one anyway...
    As Arcana described, her ex is not a bad person or bad parent, he just made a bad decision.
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