Question by  mynewbaby (20)

Is adultery a factor in equitable distribution?


Answer by  happytimes63 (865)

The grounds for divorce shoud not make any difference when dividing property. Your belongings may have to be decided by a divorce court if you are not able to come to terms on who gets what.


Answer by  Rose (6804)

Adultery is only a factor in grounds for divorce and should not determine what each party will walk away from the divorce with. Some factors include who is the custiodal parent and both parties worked or not and the reason for one not working.


Answer by  flamiss22 (5081)

If there was a prenuptial agreement and that was included then it would be. However the judge can decide that the behavior was so inflammatory that he could take that into consideration and award punitive damages and that would come out of the settlement.


Answer by  kipcat (1964)

It all depends on the reason for the divorce. If the party committing the adultery is the one filing for divorce, and the reason is b/c of their affair, then it may affect the distribution of property etc.


Answer by  SubhashChander (1773)

Yes, adultery could be the factor in equitable distribution of assets if the grounds on which the divorce decree has been awarded are based on the charges of adultery on the one partner.

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