If my husband cheated on me, will that help in getting alimony if i file for a divorce

Asked almost 3 years ago - Cambridge, MA

He didn't actually have sex, but I know he went on two dates?

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  1. Howard M Lewis

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    Answered . I am sorry to hear this, yes, it might help, 'conduct of the parties' is one of the factors the courts consider. Many other factors are important such as length of the marriage, station of the parties and incomes. The new alimony reform act will come into law and is actually being adopted by many judges now before its formal enactment in March. I would sit with a local attny and make some decisions. take care.

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  2. Christopher P Norris

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    Answered . How do you know he only went on two dates and that sex wasn't involved? A judge will look at factors such as this as part of the determination but from the information provided it is hard to properly answer. If you make the same or more money than your spouse, then no. If you have significantly less income it certainly may. Speak with an experienced family attorney in your area to discus the particulars of your matter and see what steps would be most advantageous for you.

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  3. Kamryn Maris Caldwell

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    Answered . I agree with Mr. Lewis.

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  4. Henry Lebensbaum

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    Answered . No.


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