Mount Vernon, OH asked in Divorce for Ohio

Q: Does infidelity affect the outcome of the property split in a divorce?

I have evidence that my wife cheated while we were married. Will the judge consider her actions when dividing marital property? We don't have kids, just property that will be split. We bought the house after the marriage but she has the mortgage in her name and has made all of the payments.

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Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: If your spouse spent money on the other person, those funds might be recovered. But usually, such things don't affect the division of property or determination of any spousal support. The house is marital property, subject to division of its value. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local divorce attorney who can review all the facts with you and discuss your options.

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