Does an extramarital affair have an impact on child custody in Florida?

I think an extramarital affair will only have an impact, if it can be shown that the child was exposed to that extramarital affair, witnessed it, or it has a proven impact on the child. Otherwise, it will not have any relevance. There is a criterion for parenting, the termination to be made, which is based upon the moral fitness of a party. I think that that should be brought in to the custody determination in that respect. Otherwise, dissolution of marriage cases are no-fault in the State of Florida. There are only a few situations where fault will be relevant.

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Carolyn S. Zisser

Highly regarded in marital and family law, Carolyn S. Zisser is a well-respected lecturer and author on family law subjects for the American Bar Association, Florida Bar, Jacksonville Bar Association and private legal seminar companies.