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While adultery remains a ground for divorce under G.L. c.208, Section 1, it is rarely used by litigants. Most judges prefer to hear about the conduct or misconduct of the parties as a factor under asset or alimony determination. The court's role in divorce cases is not to punish immorality or reward virtue and, as such, adultery typically has little impact on the results of the case. However, if one parent's sexual activity affects the children, it is an entirely different story, as it is not in the best interests of the children.