Dating while separated can hold up and complicate the divorce proceedings, can effect custody and visitation decisions, and rarely but possibly, depending on the state, may be grounds for a lawsuit.
Dating while going through a divorce can have a number of negative effects on the divorce proceedings, both in court and emotionally.
If you believe in the power of human choice, then you must concede that your estranged spouse may well turn from his or her estrangement and seek reconciliation. The above article comes from the book, Hope For the Separated: Wounded Marriages Can Be Healed, written by Dr Gary Chapman, published by Moody Publishers.
This book deals with the question of dating while separated, how to relate to your children during this time, and ways to improve communication.
Additionally, while every state is now a no-fault divorce state, marital misconduct can still be considered in some situations.
Dating during divorce can have legal consequences both for the divorcing spouse and their new partner.
When one spouse is dating, the other spouse is likely to be resistant to shared custody agreements as well.
A divorce and the prospect of a new partner replacing them is often too much for a spouse to cope with, and may cause disagreements and unwillingness to come to a compromise with regard to custody arrangements.
Your own emotions are erratic, and it would be easy for you to get infatuated with anyone who treats you with dignity, respect, and warmth.
Have you noticed the number of people who get married the day after they are divorced? If the separation period is a time to seek reconciliation, why spend energy in an activity that leads to divorce and remarriage? We are still married while we are separated, and we ought to so live, whether or not our spouse complies.