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I’m having an affair (or my spouse is having an affair) how will that affect my case?

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It depends, and every case is different. An affair has nothing to do with awarding custody or determining the amount of child support owed but it can operate as a bar to receiving spousal support or alimony. If you are the party who would be paying alimony, the affair will likely not seriously alter the amount or duration that you have to pay; however, if you are non-wage earning spouse an affair can eliminate your right to receive alimony. Infidelity will not affect your right to receive an equitable distribution of your marital property.