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Can you go to jail for cheating?


Divorce laws in the United States have come a long way since the early days of the nation. Back then, one of the first ‘divorce courts’ set up in the US had the power to dissolve marriages for reasons like adultery, desertion, bigamy, and even impotence. Fast forward to today, and you’ll find that each state has its own unique set of family law quirks, some of which might surprise you. For instance, in New York, there’s this old law that makes committing adultery a jailable offense.

Recently, Jennifer Hargrave had an interesting sit-down with Isiah Carey. They delved into this peculiar New York law and discussed the buzz around potentially scrapping it.