Adultery cohabitation


Adultery has a legal impact on alimony. If your spouse is dependent financially upon you, but you can prove that he/she committed adultery, then your spouse will no longer be entitled to alimony. Further, you may have a claim for alientation of affections, against the third party.

Lisa M. Angel
Board Certified Family Law Specialist
The Rosen Law Firm
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My wife had a 3 year affair with one of her coworkers, she informed me that the affair was over, but after listening to her voicemails and looking at her cell phone bills, I realized that the affair was indeed still going on, we separated I gave her the car under the guidelines that she would try to find a full time Job, but instead of looking for a full time Job she was meeting this guy during the the middle of the day with Car I was paying for. I soon realized that after the guy moved out of his roommates house he moved in with my wife and kids into her apartment. what kind of legal rights do I have pertaining to cohabitation and adultery ?