So in most states nowadays the only type of divorce you can get is a no fault divorce. Which means no matter what all assets are split down the middle 50/50(or at least that's what's supposed to happen since some assets are worth more than others). At fault divorces actually have good applications. Say the spouse that earns less cheats on the bread winner of the family. Modern no fault divorces that spouse that cheated would get half of their spouses stuff. How is that fair in the slightest? They single handedly destroyed the marriage and they're making off with more than what they came into the marriage with. With at fault divorces you don't have to split your stuff with the other person if you can show that they did something wrong like cheating.
However as it currently stands if the spouse that isn't the bread winner is a cheater they can still take half of the stuff the other spouse earned on their own if they get divorced.
- YesVote A
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