Does adultery affect how property, support, or financial issues are resolved?
December 13, 2016
If one of the persons in the marriage commits adultery, does this affect how the property or support, or other financial issues are resolved?
The answer is “No”. In Canada, adultery by one of the persons in a marriage is a ground for seeking divorce by the other party. Adultery does not affect how the property or support, or other financial issues are resolved. In a Court proceeding for divorce based on adultery, the other person with whom the spouse committed adultery does not need to be named; but if named, that person must be served with the Court Application and has all the rights of a party in the case.