A form of extramarital sex between a married person and a person who is not a party to the marriage. In a fault-based divorce scheme adultery is grounds for divorce. In some states, adultery may be a factor in property distribution and/or a maintenance award.
Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary
Consensual sexual relations by a married person with someone other than the person's spouse. In states that still allow fault grounds for divorce, adultery is always sufficient grounds for a divorce. In addition, some states factor in adultery when dividing property between divorcing spouses.
Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.
August 19, 2010, 5:10 pm