- The person who commits adultery will settle for less due to guilt in the 1st year
There are many reasons why adultery happens, which we will go into later, but in the first year of someone admitting adultery comes an enormous amount of guilt. More so when the offender wants to enter into a long term relationship with their new found love. In order to help that guilt process they generally walk away with much less of the marital assets than they may otherwise have been entitled to. This is a difficult situation and in the past the innocent party would have been financially compensated for the marriage breaking up, however, time has moved on as we now live in a no blame society when dividing up the matrimonial assets, the injured party can become extremely disgruntled with the law. Justice comes in all shapes and sizes and so parties need help in understanding what is fair in these situations.