No, while adultery isn’t usually considered upstanding behavior, in a modern divorce it will have little impact on the final settlement.
That doesn’t mean it will have no impact. A spouse who is motivated to pursue maximum damage against you may end up with a more favorable settlement than one who carries less animosity, but at the end of the day, your spouse can’t use the court to punish you for seeing someone else.
New York divorce is governed by clear rules when it comes to distributing property, debts, and cash, as well as issues like child custody and support.
These topics will be negotiated at length by your attorneys, and may even end up being decided by the judge, but in the end, your marital estate will be divided in a way that is “equitable,” if not entirely even.
The attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino protect our clients from punitive settlements and get the best outcomes possible in their divorces.
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