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The Impact of Adultery on Divorce Cases in Florida: More Than Just a Broken Heart


When love fades and trust is shattered by adultery, the emotional toll can be overwhelming. However what many people fail to understand is that having an affair can have consequences, on a divorce case in the state of Florida. At Taryn G. Sinatra, P.A. our team of family and divorce lawyers in Boynton Beach and Palm Beach County fully comprehend the complexities involved. Are ready to provide you with legal guidance throughout this intricate process.

Implications on the Marriage Proceedings

In Florida adultery can indeed leave its mark on the outcome of your divorce proceedings. Although Florida follows a “no-fault” divorce policy, which means you don’t have to prove any wrongdoing to file for divorce adultery can still play a role in aspects when it comes to settling your divorce.

The Impact on Alimony

Effective on July 1, 2023, there will be a factor involved in determining alimony payments due to Florida Law SB 1416. Under this recent law, the court now has the authority to consider both spouses’ adultery and its financial implications when deciding on the awarded alimony amount. Essentially this means that the court can take into account how the affair has affected the adulterous spouse’s financial situation providing a more nuanced approach, toward alimony decisions.

Therefore regarding alimony matters, courts may consider adultery as one of the factors influencing their decision. If it is found that marital funds were used by the spouse to support their affair, this could potentially impact the alimony amount.

Just imagine the feeling of betrayal when not your emotions but your hard-earned money are spent on someone else. It’s a blow that the court cannot overlook.

 Child Custody and the Best Interests of the Child

Adultery can also impact child custody arrangements. If the affair has in any way harmed the child emotionally or physically, the court will take this into account when determining custody. Your child’s well-being is a tapestry woven from many threads, and the court aims to keep that fabric intact.

Division of Assets: A Slice of the Marital Pie

While the affair itself may not directly affect asset division, the misuse of marital assets on the affair could. Extravagant gifts, romantic getaways, or even just regular dinners out can add up, reducing the marital assets that are divided between both parties.

Emotional Support Alongside Legal Guidance

At Taryn G. Sinatra, P.A., we don’t just offer legal advice; we offer emotional support. We understand that divorce is not just a legal process but an emotional journey. Our compassionate approach ensures that you’re not just another case number but a valued individual deserving of understanding and respect.

Contact Taryn G. Sinatra, P.A.

If you’re navigating the turbulent waters of a divorce tainted by adultery, you don’t have to go through it alone. At Taryn G. Sinatra, P.A., we’re more than just lawyers; we’re your emotional and legal pillars. Contact us today for a consultation where your voice will be heard, your concerns addressed, and your future safeguarded.




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