Although cheating on a spouse doesn’t have to signal the end of a marriage, it isn’t uncommon for infidelity to be the reason why a relationship comes to an end. It’s important to note that Texas is a community property state, which means that marital assets are generally divided evenly regardless of why a divorce occurs.
Cheating can cause a lack of trust in a relationship
Those who choose to cheat on their spouses will often go to great lengths to conceal their behavior. Therefore, a victim of infidelity may not know that anything is wrong until the cheating spouse admits his or her behavior. In some cases, it can be years before a spouse chooses to admit that he or she has been unfaithful.
For many people, finding out that their relationship has been based on a lie is too much to overcome. Even if a relationship continues, it may be hard for either party to truly trust each other again. Without trust, it can be hard for a romantic relationship to function properly as it can lead to resentment and other negative emotions.
There is no guarantee that it won’t happen again
It’s not uncommon for an individual to forgive a cheating spouse and welcome that person back into the relationship. However, there is generally an understanding that a repeat offense will result in an immediate end to the relationship. Unfortunately, some people can’t resist the opportunity to stray outside of the bounds of marriage even if it may be the first step on the path to divorce court.
Regardless of why you are getting a divorce, it’s important to spend time gathering proof of your assets before submitting paperwork to a judge. Doing so may make it easier to establish which assets should be considered joint property or easier to prove the existence of hidden assets. Having key information available to you may result in a favorable final settlement.