Others start dating right away, as a distraction or to combat feelings of loneliness.
And in some cases, an affair triggered the divorce.
So if your new relationship destroyed your marriage, you may have to pay additional spousal support—or be prohibited from asking for support—as a result.
You may believe that a new relationship will actually benefit your kids, but a judge may not.
The cheating spouse may receive a smaller property award or may have to pay a larger portion of the marital debts because of the affair.
Additionally, certain states allow courts to consider marital misconduct when awarding alimony.
When you file for a no-fault divorce—or divorce based on irretrievable breakdown—your spouse’s adultery won’t matter much.But if you’ve filed for a fault divorce based on adultery, your spouse's live-in boyfriend will certainly help prove your case.