Question: Does adultery matter in divorce?

If youre unhappy in your marriage, then that is grounds enough for divorce. You dont need to prove your spouses infidelity to end the marriage. With the advent of “no-fault” divorce, adultery no longer has a major impact on the outcome of your divorce.

Does cheating matter in divorce?

People often worry cheating might influence the outcome of a divorce. In California, there are no direct legal consequences of committing adultery. Likewise, its not a valid legal ground for divorce.

Does adultery make a difference in divorce?

Does adultery affect the divorce settlement? So, its highly unlikely that the court will take adultery into account when making a decision regarding the financial aspects of the marriage. If you filed for divorce because of adultery, you should not expect to receive a more favourable settlement as a consequence.

Why do I have to pay alimony if my wife cheated?

Cheating does not affect spousal support awards in California. In this state, a dependent spouse can have a one night stand or a full-blown affair and it will not reduce or eliminate their ability to receive alimony.

Is cheating considered adultery?

Adultery isnt just a crime in the eyes of your spouse. In 21 states, cheating in a marriage is against the law, punishable by a fine or even jail time. States with anti-cheating laws generally define adultery as a married person having sexual intercourse with someone other than their spouse.

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