Still, in many of these states, the misconduct must have a financial component, especially when it comes to property division.
The misconduct must generally impact the innocent spouse financially in order to be considered in property division.
Just like a physical affair, an emotional one affects the way partners relate to each other and usually not for the better.
Moreover, while carrying on a traditional physical extramarital relationship requires the participants to find time away from work and family for secret rendezvous, strictly online infidelity affords a cheating mate the ability to be in almost constant contact with multiple paramours, all while sitting right next to his or her unsuspecting spouse on the sofa.
Instead, generally one spouse simply needs to allege that there are irreconcilable differences or that the partners have become incompatible and that there's no hope for the marriage.