What is dissipation?
Dissipation is spending of marital funds on a purpose not related to the marriage. The most typical forms of dissipation include gambling, abusing alcohol, paying for pornography or prostitution, or spending monies on a girlfriend or boyfriend. Dissipation only occurs once your marriage is broken (irreparable). If dissipation is proven in your divorce matter, then you are entitled to reimbursement from the party dissipating assets.
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