Dating someone separated not divorced
If you have children, then you also need to realize that it's in your best interest to try to keep a cordial relationship with your husband.
You will most likely have ongoing contact with your husband after the divorce because of the children.
This is a question I am frequently asked; and although the technically correct answer is “yes,” my advice is usually “NO!
” Such advice, however, bears further clarification of context.
John Narron is a Board Certified Family Law Specialist and has been practicing law in North Carolina since 1977, with a practice concentration in all manner of civil disputes that frequently involve complex equitable distribution proceedings, alimony trials, will caveats, employment disputes, personal injury trials and negotiations, and a wide variety of commercial business disputes.If this person’s character and moral qualities are in question, the other parent of your children could use your involvement with this person as a reason to try to change the custody arrangement.Scenario Two If at any time before your separation, you were accused of having an illicit sexual relationship with this person you plan to date, then obviously your involvement with this person after your separation could possibly be used as evidence of such a relationship having existed prior to the separation.When you start seeing someone else, it is like rubbing salt into your husband's wounds.
Believe me, he will likely react to the fact that you are dating by making your life hell during the divorce process.Scenario Three If you are engaged in a hotly contested negotiation or litigation with your separated spouse over child custody, child support, alimony, or property division, and you have only been separated say, less than six months, then it is not in your best interests to begin a dating relationship with another person.