Does adultery affect divorce in California? California is a No-Fault Divorce State
Usually, infidelity does NOT impact property division (unless the cheating spouse wasted marital assets on the affair), spousal support, or child custody, with limited exceptions. In by far the majority of cases, cheating will not affect child custody.
How do you prove adultery in California? Proving Adultery in California
However, courts and lawyers typically agree that adultery is defined as “sexual intercourse committed with a non-spouse by a married person.” Generally, proving adultery requires showing that the alleged adulterous spouse had both the opportunity and the disposition to commit adultery.
What is the punishment for adultery in California? There are no direct legal consequences of committing adultery in California. In other words, adultery is not punishable by law or as a tort in this state. However, military personnel in California may be court-martialed for committing adultery under Article 134 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice.
Does adultery affect spousal support in California? Cheating does not affect spousal support awards in California. In this state, a dependent spouse can have a one night stand or a full-blown affair and it will not reduce or eliminate their ability to receive alimony.