October 31, 2022 at 8:30 PM
Let's get something out of the way right off the bat: adultery does not have a special place in divorce proceedings. Many people believe that if one spouse has committed adultery, that spouse will face some sort of punishment during the divorce, but that simply is not the case. In the eyes of the law, adultery is completely irrelevant to the divorce process.
So, if adultery doesn't have any bearing on the divorce itself, why do so many people believe that it does? Well, that's a complicated question with no easy answer. Here, we'll attempt to explore some of the reasons why adultery is often seen as a factor in divorce cases—even though it really isn't.