How 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.
Does my wife get half if she cheated on me? This means they are likely to be awarded one half of the matrimonial assets unless your respective ‘needs’ mean that an unequal split is necessary. In some circumstances, in light of the parties’ respective needs, a cheating spouse will end up with more than half of the assets, at least in the short term.
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.
Can you sue your spouse for adultery in California? Moreover, California does not have a criminal statute against adultery. This means you typically cannot sue someone for having an affair with your husband.