Written by attorney Matthew G. Wadsworth

Does Infidelity Affect Your Divorce?

The infidelity of one spouse can technically affect your divorce, but the case law in Utah is pretty clear that unless there is a quantifiable monetary result because of someone cheating then the court will not care about a spouse cheating.

On some level, it is so common that the courts have taken the perspective that if cheating was a huge legal boon for the other than there would be issues for everyone.

Cheating does fall under the 4-903 factors that a court uses to determine custody. One of those factors is "morality," so infidelity would qualify under this standard of course. Courts generally don't care though.

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