Dating someone separated not divorced
When you start seeing someone else, it is like rubbing salt into your husband's wounds.
Believe me, he will likely react to the fact that you are dating by making your life hell during the divorce process.
If the dating relationship under any of these scenarios becomes an intimate sexual relationship, and you are suspected of having been involved with that person before you separated, then your post separation sexual relations could be used as evidence in an case.
The Plaintiff in such a case would be your former spouse suing your new romantic interest.
If you have children, then you also need to realize that it's in your best interest to try to keep a cordial relationship with your husband.
You will most likely have ongoing contact with your husband after the divorce because of the children.
Not only will both you and your husband's conduct be scrutinized during a custody case, but also so will be the conduct of your boyfriend.
If this person’s character and moral qualities are in question, the other parent of your children could use your involvement with this person as a reason to try to change the custody arrangement.
Scenario Two If at any time before your separation, you were accused of having an illicit sexual relationship with this person you plan to date, then obviously your involvement with this person after your separation could possibly be used as evidence of such a relationship having existed prior to the separation.
Scenario Three If you are engaged in a hotly contested negotiation or litigation with your separated spouse over child custody, child support, alimony, or property division, and you have only been separated say, less than six months, then it is not in your best interests to begin a dating relationship with another person.
An outside dating relationship can affect the emotional dynamics of those negotiations and frequently makes the process significantly more difficult.