Petitioner and Respondent are married with one child. Petitioner and her child had lived apart from Respondent for more than three years prior to the date on which he petitioned for divorce was filed. Petitioner sought a court declaration that would establish the marriage as “broken irretrievably” and grant her custody of the couple’s child. Respondent cross petitioned for child custody and dissolution of the marriage based on Petitioner’s adultery. Respondent argued that Petitioner fled from the house without any consultation.