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Money, Money, Money & Marital Infidelity . . . What Will the Affair Cost You in a Divorce?

Posted by Pamela Crowther on 10 August 2012

Clients involved in a divorce proceeding frequently want to know what, if anything, will cheating on a spouse ultimately cost.  In Pennsylvania, the Court may award alimony, “as it deems reasonable,” if it finds that alimony is necessary based upon various factors that are designed to aid in determining the nature, amount, duration, and manner of the payment of alimony. The seventeen factors are contained in a state statute, 23 Pa.C.S. Section 3701, and are as follows: