Is marital fault, like adultery, considered when determining spousal support?
Most states have eliminated fault as a factor in the consideration of ordering spousal support.
Some states still consider fault as a factor, however. In states where fault continues to be an alternative to a no-fault divorce – that is, if you can sue for divorce on the grounds of adultery in your state – the fault may be considered if your divorce was granted on fault grounds.
In other states, fault will be disregarded in the consideration of spousal support even if your divorce was granted on fault grounds. On the other hand, some no-fault states will consider fault in spousal support even if the divorce is granted on no-fault grounds.
As you can see, this is a thicket of contrasting rules and laws and is quite complicated. It is best to contact a lawyer in this situation.