Monmouth County Adultery Issues
Helping Clients Move Forward
The act of an unfaithful spouse cuts into the heart of a marriage. It is an act of betrayal of the most intimate kind, exposing vulnerabilities and triggering a wide range of emotions, from shock, to sadness, to anger and many others in between.
If you have been betrayed by your spouse, we understand, because we have seen it so many times in the lives of our clients.
Although you may feel lost and alone right now, know that you have strong advocates standing by, ready to help you through this difficult time. With 60+ years of combined experience, know that the Monmouth County adultery attorneys at the Law Office of Steven P. Monaghan, LLC. will be your advocates!
Is Adultery a Crime in NJ?
No, the act of committing adultery is not illegal in New Jersey. While there are states that have laws against it, such as Arizona, NJ is not one of them. This is not to say that adultery goes unpunished. It can have negative consequences on issues involving child custody and spousal support.
Adultery as Grounds for Divorce In New Jersey
For the purpose of New Jersey divorce law, adultery is defined as one spouse rejecting the other spouse by entering into a personal intimate relationship with another person. The law does not specify any particular sexual act as constituting adultery, only that, by one spouse having a personal and intimate relationship with a person outside the marriage, the other spouse is rejected.
Adultery is the only grounds for divorce in New Jersey that has no waiting period before you file.
Does Adultery Affect Any Other Aspects of Divorce?
At one time, adultery did affect other aspects of the divorce, like finances, alimony, property division and child support. Not so today. Now even when the court finds adultery as the basis for divorce, it has no effect on any other aspect of divorce.
Want a Divorce Because Your Spouse Cheated on You? Talk to Us.
Although adultery is the most common grounds for divorce in New Jersey, it is wise to first check with a Monmouth County lawyer.
Schedule your free consultation by calling the Law Office of Steven P. Monaghan, LLC today at (732) 624-6343.
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