Thinking a Cheating Spouse Will Get You a Better Deal Can be a Critical Mistake

Thinking a Cheating Spouse Will Get You a Better Deal Can be a Critical Mistake | Daniel R. Burns

{1:48 minutes to read} Many people are under the mistaken belief that they are entitled to a better financial settlement because their spouse had an affair. The reality is that even before New York adopted a No Fault Divorce law in 2010 the courts rarely “punished” a spouse for “marital misconduct.” Even if they did it only happened if the court found the behavior of a spouse was “egregious,” meaning that it offended the sensibilities of the court.

The other reality is that courts simply do not have the time or interest in hearing why your marriage is ending. While most judges care about what happens in every case, most simply don’t have the time to address matters that will not change the outcome.

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