Dating after separation


#1

You should refrain from dating even during your separation, since you have not divorced. Additionally, evidence of such a relationship with someone outside of the marriage, even during the separation period, can be used as corroborating evidence in a case for alimony or post separation support based on martial misconduct.

I hope that helps!

Shonnese D. Stanback
Attorney
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#2

This is another post that mentions dating during separation.

If I can prove it with PI, any chance to escape alimony?


#3

Dear JohnDoe:

Same as my last post … the conduct must be very close to the date of separation (I would argue no more than 30 days from the date of separation). Being able to prove that your wife is having sex two months after the date of separation is probably not enough. If you can prove they are living together, no alimony.

Janet L. Fritts
Attorney at Law
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
NCDivorce.com
919-787-6668

The response posted above is based upon the limited factual information made available and is not intended as a full and complete response to the question. The only reliable manner to obtain complete and adequate legal advice is to consult with an attorney, fully explain your situation, and allow the attorney sufficient opportunity to research the applicable law and facts required to render an accurate opinion. The basic information provided above is intended as a public service but a full discussion with an attorney should be undertaken before taking any action.


#4

Can you date after separating?