Is bad behaviour taken into account in divorce?

Bad behaviour is rarely taken into account when determining financial settlements in divorce. The bar for considering misconduct is very high and it must be “gross and obvious” and be inequitable to disregard. Examples include attempted murder, grievous bodily harm, incest, or hiring a contract killer. Financial misconduct like gambling away life savings, fraud, or reckless spending can be taken into account, but still rarely. The conduct must be extreme and proven to have a significant impact on the financial situation.

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