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Does My Spouse’s Adultery Entitle Me To A Better Settlement In My Divorce In Queens?

In most cases, a spouse’s adultery will not entitle the other spouse to a greater share of assets, but there are instances where expenditures that can be tied to an affair can be recaptured as part of the divorce.

Essentially, the judge will order your spouse to reimburse the marriage for money that was used to purchase gifts or other big-ticket items, which is then subject to distribution the same way that other assets and cash are.

New York courts have moved away from the requirement that a spouse show fault in order to justify a divorce.

While your spouse may have behaved badly, judges typically won’t treat adultery as a reason for a lopsided judgment.

Still, in cases of adultery, there may be ways to help you get a sense of justice in your divorce.

At Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino, we help clients who’ve been cheated on get the best settlements possible when they divorce in Queens.

Call us today at 718-523-1111 to speak to an experienced Queens divorce lawyer for free.