When a New Jersey marriage ends due to infidelity, emotions can run high. The wronged spouse often feels that his or her mistreatment should factor into the divorce process, and that there should be a measure of consideration granted for the difficulties endured during the union. However, when it comes to determining the financial aspects of a divorce, such as property division or spousal support, cheating plays little or no role in that process.
Infidelity comes into play during a divorce only under certain circumstances. For example, if a spouse significantly dissipated marital assets to conduct an affair, those expenses may be considered during the property division process. However, proving these expenses can be difficult, and the legal fees associated with that discovery process can quickly outpace any monetary gain that may result.