While your anger at a cheating spouse is understandable and probably justified, the fact is that a spouse’s adultery plays little to no role in a divorce.
If there’s evidence that your spouse was spending significant amounts of money on the affairs, they’ll be ordered to reimburse the marriage, which can result in a better settlement for you, but in most cases, you’re looking at the same equitable distribution scenario as a divorce that didn’t involve adultery.
This doesn’t mean that your spouse gets half – equitable distribution means a fair divide of assets and debts, not an equal division.
A good divorce attorney can present the strongest possible case for the best settlement available.
In Brooklyn, call the experienced divorce team at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino at 718-725-9601 and talk to an attorney for free.