Separate and apart


#1

It really depends on how long your “slip up” lasts. There is no real time frame, but if it looks regular to you, then it will look regular to a judge. Keep in mind that the law talks about “isolated” incidents of sexual intercourse, not regular dates.

Good luck!

Shonnese D. Stanback
Attorney
The Rosen Law Firm
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#2

Hi! I need some guidance. I also need my head examined - as you’ll see!

According to your web site ‘isolated acts of sexual intercourse’ are not enough to void a separation.

During our previous separation we never signed an agreement. We continued to date and have physical relations approximately three times a week.
We reconciled after a few months, but now we are separating again. I’m going to do my best to stay away from him this time (this will be our 4th separation).

Anyway, if I slip up again and start seeing him, what happens to our one year time frame? I want to get off this rollercoaster.

Thanks!