Separated and sdating your spouse
What are the laws about dating again in South Carolina?
We do have 3 children and my husband is threatening me that if I start dating while we are legally separated, he is going to fight for custody.
But here's the deal: Now that you're married, you need to do the same thing! And that's why dating shouldn't stop with marriage. It means you're going to have to make your marriage and your spouse a priority.
Dating your mate will help the two of you begin to reconnect, rekindle the romance in your relationship, and pull your marriage out of the rut it's stuck in. And that's why we want to help you get motivated to start dating your mate again, by coaching you on how to get the ball rolling.
Many times, couples will separate in hopes of saving a marriage. After all, just getting distance from a painful, antagonistic situation can provide you with enough perspective to come back together weeks or months later and sort things out. The man, a newspaper reporter, left his wife in Boston and went on assignment in Russia for a year.
Their marriage had been on the rocks, but during the year apart, the two developed an email correspondence that brought them new intimacy and understanding.
It merits saying up front that separation, physical or legal, does not always lead to divorce.
Sometimes separation can be a time of forgiveness and renewed commitment.
[Based on South Carolina Code of Laws Section 20-3-140] On the issue of whether a spouse should date after separation and before divorce, you should understand that post-separation dating can be used as evidence of adultery occurring during the marriage.By: Leslie Cane: I often hear from people (usually wives) who are beside themselves because they have recently learned that their separated spouse is seeing someone else.Often, they were still holding out some hope that they could save their marriage, so they aren’t sure how to react to this.The man, who enjoys the city life in a Manhattan penthouse, runs a successful business and has pursued a series of monogamous relationships that fell apart, one by one, when he refused to commit to marriage. This estranged couple had their relationship formalized in a Separation and Property Settlement Agreement drafted by their attorneys.For them, it was the best route to new and separate lives.