Dating during separation
If you live in a no-fault state, this may be less of an issue; however, in some states, adultery laws still may apply.
This is more of a consideration if you are dating a man during divorce when it is your own divorce, but you probably don’t want to become entangled in his divorce proceedings, either.
If a woman who is going through a separation/divorce begins dating another man, her soon-to-be ex-husband can use this information to argue that she is an unfit mother for their children.
This may prompt the judge to grant the ex-husband child custody.
Make sure you really know what you’re getting yourself into and think about the positives and negatives of the situation, your own emotional state and your wants and needs before you date during the divorce process.
Bringing that new significant other around your home or your children may be difficult and confusing for your children during this time.
Is it okay for a married but separated person to date other people? The situation that brought it to the forefront is not unique.
Lillian Kwon’s Christian Post article begins “Dinesh D' Souza, president of The King's College and co-producer of ‘2016: Obama's America,’ is facing scrutiny for his relationship with a woman whom he has introduced to some as his fiancée.
While a legal separation is not the same as divorce, many people choose to date during this time, if they are sure a divorce from their spouse is inevitable.
However, there are a few things to consider when it comes to dating during separation, depending on the laws of the state, and whether the couple has children.