You’ve moved out, gotten your own place, and you’re starting to think about moving on with your life.
You’re starting to notice other people when you go out and want someone to spend time with, someone who appreciates your company. While this may sound like a good idea, there are several problems to consider.
The best advice that you would get from your Raleigh divorce lawyer is simple—don’t do it.
Dating can have both personal and legal consequences that can be harmful to your divorce action.
Relationships have gotten really complicated these days.
For “alienation of affection”, a defendant can prove that no love and affection existed between the husband and wife.
Another defense exists under General Statute 52-13, which allows a defendant to prove that an act giving rise to the claim for “alienation of affection” or “criminal conversion” occurred after the date of separation.
Essentially, if you can prove that the relationship did not begin until after you separated, it hurts your former spouse’s claim that your boyfriend or girlfriend caused the marriage’s end.
Beyond these actions, dating can have an effect on any post-separation support you may receive.
It can govern everything from financial support to relations between the parties.