I had an affair! How does this affect the divorce? - OR - My spouse had an affair! How does this affect the divorce?
Even though fault grounds are alive and well in Pennsylvania, a vast majority of divorces are finalized using our no-fault grounds. This is because, even if fault can be proven, generally it will not play any role in how the marital property is divided or apportioned. Plus, proving fault requires litigation and makes the entire matter more expensive and adversarial. There are times where extra-marital affairs can affect alimony eligibility or custody matters, but this is rare. Even in the most mutual divorces, emotions run high. When cheating leads to a split, it often makes it difficult for the parties to work together to resolve the financial aspects of the divorce. An experienced family law attorney can help you sort this mess out. Give me a call and we can talk it over.