Dating separated someone separated
One spouse must file a petition with the court and a judge decides issues of property, support and custody, much as he would in a divorce.At the end of the litigation, the court issues a decree of legal separation.If a married but separated man takes a woman out for dinner, but drops her off at the end of the evening and goes his own way, it’s generally not adultery. If he dates that woman repeatedly and they begin spending time together in each other’s homes, this can open the door for his spouse to claim the affair is adulterous because sexual contact might be taking place.In some states, adultery is a crime, although it is rarely prosecuted.Legal separation can mean different things in different states, so it should come as no surprise that the laws regarding dating after legal separation are also somewhat inconsistent.
Klare Heston is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Ohio.
However, the timing of the adultery may be considered.