If your wife cheats on you and you divorce, is she still entitled to 1/2 of all assets?

Assets – house, 401k, etc.

Asked on July 14, 2015 under Family Law, Wisconsin


M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

Generally speaking, adultery does not have an impact on the distribution of marital assets unless the adulterer used marital assets in what is called dissipation - taking the guy on trips with marital funds, etc. I would speak with your lawyer as to the facts here.  Good luck. 

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