Dating during separation


Whether you are dating or not after the separation probably will have little to no effect on your ability to divorce, sleeping with someone during the one-year separation period is something else. If you do end up sleeping with someone before the 1 year is up, you may open that person up to being sued for Criminal Conversation.

I would keep the email regardless either way. Keep all communications between you and your STBX. If you do end up dating someone and any allegations are made, you can point to that email as possible evidence of condonation prior to any acts.


yes, keep the texts and get a program to log the texts on your computer so they dont have to stay on your phone.


If you are seeking alimony dating soon after separation could create the appearance that the relationship existed prior to the time that you separated.

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For alimony, I advise not dating soon after separation. It’s ok for the other party, but not for one seeking alimony. Attorney’s advice to me was “no men”. Didn’t do a bit of good, but maybe it will in your case! I hope so! Double standards, ok? Play the GAME! Just play it well!


Hi. I was just wondering if dating during my separation could come back to bite me on the butt later in proceedings. I have an email telling me that he’s ok with me moving on with my life and I would bet my last farthing on the fact that he’s not only dating but sleeping with another woman. Any advice on my specific situation would be appreciated.