Do I have to pay support if may spouse is at fault/cheated on me?

In general, yes. While fault is technically a factor in awarding alimony, courts rarely take it into serious consideration. Fault can also be a defense to spousal support; however it is not a defense to alimony pendente lite and, therefore, is not of much use since a divorce complaint can be easily filed. Fault may also be relevant if it exceeds your run-of-mill type of fault. For example, if the fault involves abuse or serious criminal behavior then it might be relevant.

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