Unlike most people, divorce judges hear and see the worst of human behavior on a daily basis.
A simple affair may be shocking to the regular citizen, but to a divorce judge it is run-of-the-mill routine.
Every lawyer and every judge will tell divorcing spouses to keep new boyfriends and girlfriends away from the children until well after the divorce is over.
For example, a plastic surgeon may make 30 times more than her gardener husband, and, as a result, the husband may get more of the community property.
Anger and bitterness will ultimately hurt the victim whose trust has been betrayed.
It really does no good at all for the victim of adultery to seek revenge by doing things such as calling the other spouse’s family or boss to tell them about the cheating or to cause trouble for the “other woman” (or “other man”).
Adultery is wrong and hurtful, but adultery is not usually a huge factor in most Texas divorce cases.
While some judges may have “old fashioned” harsh reactions to adultery, most realize that cheating is usually symptomatic of a troubled marriage and not the sole cause of a divorce.