Separation Question


#1

Dear Williamh:

Greetings. Please note that just because you do not have “joint” property, it does not mean there is no marital property. Did both of you work and contribute to retirement during the marriage? If so, then your retirement assets (accumulated during the marriage) are marital, regardless of how they are titled.

Next, yes you can date after the date of separation, but you need to understand that adultery is a crime in North Carolina. See the link below. Best of luck.

rosen.com/faq/siteserve/ppf/ … aq.asp#238

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

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#2

I am separated from my ex for about 6 months. We have no joint property - and therefore, did not need to do separation papers. I am not asking for alimony, we have no children, nothing. We were married for less than 1 year. We are both waiting for the one year period to do our divorce. Neither one of us wants anything from the other. My question is how long do I have to wait before I establish a new relationship. I have not been able to find any information about what the rules are to dating, moving in with someone, going on with ours lives during this time. I do not want to have to wait a year before I am able to meet someone. What can or can’t I do during this time? If I meet someone and want to be with them, can I move in with them? Can we go out in public? Our separation is amicable. We just want to move on from each other. Thank you!