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.
Having to wait one year before being able to file for divorce can mean you are still technically married for over year.
You do not have to file a legal document to begin a separation, although some people prefer to do so.
Second, once you are separated, are there any restrictions on forming relationships with other people? With limited exceptions, once you are separated, you are generally free to date anyone who wants to date you with one big exception.
This is a question I am frequently asked; and although the technically correct answer is “yes,” my advice is usually “NO!
” Such advice, however, bears further clarification of context.