Does it help my divorce if my spouse cheated on me?

  • Generally no, but there are exceptions.
  • If children are exposed to inappropriate activities, the existence of an extramarital affair could affect a custodial award.
  • If one party utilizes funds that are marital funds and dissipates them to the detriment of the other spouse, there could be an appropriate adjustment made in the financial consideration of the final settlement to be included in the marital settlement agreement.
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