Can Adultery Affect Child Custody During a Divorce?

Do you and your soon-to-be ex-spouse have children together? If so, I am sure the first thing on your mind is who will get custody of the children after the divorce. This is a very common question for many people going through the process of divorce. There are a lot of different factors that go into determining custody of the child or children. Today we will be discussing how adultery can affect child custody and what you should know if you find yourself in this situation.  

What is Adultery?

Adultery is an act committed by a married person who forms a sexual relationship with someone other than their spouse. It can have serious legal, financial, and emotional consequences for all of those involved. Acts of adultery can happen in any marriage and often can go unnoticed. 

There are many reasons why people commit adultery within their marriage. It can stem from a lack of fulfillment, poor emotional connections, or a desire for physical intimacy. Regardless of the reasoning behind these acts, adultery affects more marriages than you might realize. The American Psychological Association found that infidelity was responsible for 20-40% of divorces across the country. 

Divorce in Florida

Florida is a “no-fault” divorce state. In short, this means that neither party has to prove fault for the ending of a marriage to receive a divorce. The most common ground for divorce is that the marriage is irretrievably broken. 

No-fault divorces take the pressure off the court system and you by removing the process of going through proving which spouse is at fault. However, when adultery is involved, this can influence many different aspects of the process of a divorce including looking back at financial records to determine marital waste.   

Child Custody Laws in Florida

Many people think adultery will affect custody rights during a divorce, but that is not necessarily the case. If you are currently going through a divorce and have questions regarding child custody. In that case, you need an experienced lawyer to give you the right answers and advice during these difficult times. At Cobb Cole, our divorce attorneys will work with you to help you through a divorce. Contact us today to schedule a consultation. We have been serving the Daytona Beach area since 1925 and know how to win your case.

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