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Infidelity and spousal support

On Behalf of | Apr 5, 2019 | Alimony

In recent decades, infidelity has become increasingly common in marriages. When a spouse cheats, this often results in a divorce. However, many different questions may arise, both for the spouse who was cheated on and the one responsible for having an affair. This can affect a person’s life in various ways, but in this write-up, we will look into some of the ways in which it can impact spousal support.

First of all, it is essential to be aware that the laws vary from state to state. For example, in some places, if a person was cheated on by their ex, this could affect whether they have to pay spousal support. Moreover, some states take an affair into consideration when deciding whether or not someone is required to pay alimony to their ex. For example, if someone cheated on their spouse, this may influence the spousal support obligations they will have after the divorce.

In many states, an affair may not have much of an impact on spousal support and other family law issues (such as custody, property division, etc.). If your ex cheated on you, we understand how emotionally devastating this can be, and you may feel as if you want justice. On the other hand, if you were responsible for having an affair, you may be worried about how this will affect your divorce.

Aside from cheating, there are many other issues that can affect a divorce. It is crucial to have an individualized approach to the end of your marriage and know your options.