Should I Bring Up My Spouse Cheating on Me in Court?
As a New Jersey Divorce Lawyer, I get questions all the time from clients about whether or not they should mention the other spouse’s infidelity. Maybe there was infidelity in your marriage and so the question always comes, “How much do I want to carry on my journey?” The journey’s pretty long and the more baggage you carry the slower you are going to move in the process. In New Jersey, generally speaking there isn’t a lot of legal implication in your spouse having an affair. Yes, it can come up in the context of custody. Yes, in certain circumstances it can come up in terms of equitable distribution. By and large, the reason that you’re coming along on this journey is not as important as the end result. Focusing on some of the hurt feelings and some of the mistakes that you’ve made along the way or your spouse has made along the way isn’t going to change the process and it certainly isn’t going to help you move forward. In most instances, I caution my clients in bringing it up at all.
Are you considering bringing up your former spouse’s infidelity during the divorce process? If so, contact our New Jersey Divorce Lawyer for advice.