How Adultery Affects Divorce, Alimony, & Custody in Kentucky
The short answer to this question is that Kentucky is a no-fault state when it comes to divorce, so there are no “divorce consequences” to the act of adultery. This trend is based, understandably, on keeping from wasting a judge’s time arguing about why a marriage has ended because in the end, it’s over regardless of why. Unfortunately, for the spouse who did not cheat, this can seem unfair and frustrating, especially when money was spent on the other woman or other man. Adultery will not typically affect if a spouse will receive alimony or spousal support, but it may affect how much.
If you are dealing with adultery in your marriage, and need legal counsel as you move toward divorce, contact an experienced Louisville divorce attorney at Louis P. Winner. We can help you pursue a fair and reasonable divorce outcome while standing by your side as you start a new chapter of your life. You deserve to tell your story, and we are here to listen.
Marital Misconduct & Alimony
Although marital misconduct, like adultery, will not affect child custody, or division of assets, it may affect the amount of alimony awarded. If the spouse that has been adulterous is the one who is supposed to receive alimony, the judge may award less based on marital misconduct. Adversely, if you are the person receiving marital maintenance and your spouse cheated, you may be awarded more than originally planned. This is typically on a case-to-case basis and is not the common outcome.
Your best bet is to seek your revenge through being happy without your ex—and let his or her conduct find its own punishment without you.
Seek Legal Counsel You Can Count On
We understand that the process of divorce is stressful and emotional, and we want to help you move through it as swiftly and painlessly as possible. Our team is experienced with all aspects of divorce and we can help you get the outcome you deserve. Whether you need help dividing assets, determining child custody, or need a high-asset divorce we are the team you can count onto stand by your side.
Contact our team at (502) 812-1889.