My pcson is a unbelievable young man. He will be 25 in July. Two years ago girlfriend got pregnant---he manned up---bought the ring (1 1'2 carat platinum marquise cut because that's what she wanted)---proposed. My family threw a fabulous wedding--the wedding she wanted because her family couldn't "afford" to do it. He has worked since they got married while she finished school. The baby will be a year old in June. She graduated this month. He got laid off from his first job---but had enough saved to live for about 3 months. The week after he got laid off he found out she had been in communication with an ex boyfriend. This guy has a child from a "previous" relationship, is a high school grad, and lives at home with his parents. My son had just purchased a $200,000+ house in a nice neighborhood at the beach. He found another job within three weeks and has been with the new company for a month and has already been promoted--He is a project manager engineer for a large Industrial Construction Company. He called today. He found out that she has had an affair with this guy. She had even used to cell phone that he bought her and took pictures of them together. He also has e-mails between her and friends and her and this guy talking about not being able to wait to "be together " forever. He forgave her and tried to make it work. She continues to say she doesn't love him and is not happy. She wants to move back home---4 hours away---get a job (her hometown is a small place with about 3000 people) and a place and take JJ. easy child called a family friend who is an attorney today and he was advised to try to get her to go and leave the baby with him "until she is settled" In the meantime he can file divorce papers and papers for custody. He doesn't want to leave the mother out, but he wants to raise his son, and he is the one who has tried to make the marriage work. What are his chances of retaining custody of the child? Does he have a chance in hell? He has a residence, a job, a support system. He has supported them from the beginning because she refused to work. Help please--this guy is hurting and needs some help.