I am often asked if cheating matters. The answer typically is no. Ohio is a "No-fault" state and does not punish spouses financially for infidelity. However, if a spouse is using marital assets and funds for gifts, trips or lavish dinners with their new significant other, an experienced divorce attorney may convince the Court to provide for extra property or funds for the innocent spouse.
An experienced attorney may also be able to utilize the relationship for purposes of establishing (increasing or decreasing) spousal support or to expedite the divorce process. I often discuss the attractiveness of "global peace."
Infidelity (particularly how that spouse is behaving) could be a factor for custody matters. For example, is the spouse involving the children in the relationship? The Court could find that to be a negative factor.
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