If the supporting spouse has an affair, the dependent spouse is entitled to alimony. Having an affair does not effect the visitation priviledges or the distribution of property which is generally 1/2. A distribution of property also includes retirement. (The key to distribution of property is that this only relates to property acquired during the marraige.) If you remain out of court, everything is negotiatble. The wife may still be allowed to remain in the home, it is difficult to say without looking at all factors.
Originally posted by Devil1
In NC if one spouse(husband) who has contributed the majority of finances to the portfolio has an affair, what are the rights of both spouses. If a divorce happens what rights do the husband who has had the affair have concerning financial and child visitation. Will it still be 50/50 or is it negotiated. There is considerable equity in the house and the wife might want to stay in house. Children are involved. Also retirement plans where couple has contributed more to the wifes and not husbands so more could be contributed to non retirement plans.
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