Does Adultery Have An Effect on an Arizona Divorce?
Effect of Adultery and Infidelity on a Divorce in Arizona
Adultery can affect a divorce in Arizona. Each spouse owes a duty to manage the community finances in a way that benefits the community. Community money spent on an adulterous relationship is a waste of community assets. The innocent spouse can make a claim to be reimbursed for that waste in the divorce.
There are also severe civil and criminal repercussions to an adulterous spouse, which we cover more fully on another page of our website. You may wish to view our Arizona Laws Regarding Adultery page to learn more about those civil and criminal penalties, as well as to obtain more information on a waste claim related to adultery in an Arizona divorce case.
Chris Hildebrand wrote this article about adultery and divorce in Arizona to ensure everyone has access to information about divorce laws in Arizona. Chris is a family law attorney at Hildebrand Law, PC. He has over 24 years of Arizona family law experience and has received multiple awards, including US News and World Report “Top Arizona Divorce Attorneys”, Phoenix Magazine “Top Divorce Law Firms”, and Arizona Foothills Magazine “Best of the Valley” award. He believes the policies and procedures he uses to get his clients through a divorce should all be guided by the principles of honesty, integrity, and actually caring about what his clients are going through.