Relationships after separation


Mediators do not make decisions. They help you negotiate.

Judges do make decisions about custody and they are always interested in all evidence that demonstrates the judgment and character of the parties. A relationship may demonstrate something of judgment and character depending on the facts and circumstances. It is not uncommon for parties to have relationships after separation and it is often raised in custody trials.

Lee S. Rosen
Board Certified Family Law Specialist
The Rosen Law Firm
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 200
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607

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.


When it comes to filing for joint custody or changing the custody arrangement in a separation agreement how would a relationship by one or both parties after separation factor into a judge or mediators decision?