Marital misconduct can encompass a wide variety of actions, including adultery and cruelty.
During the proceedings, the fact that a dating spouse is already separated will be noted, but that does not necessarily mean the circumstances of the new relationship will not be considered.
After a year of this arrangement, you may file for divorce.
Once you are granted a divorce, you can legally begin dating.
The Maryland separation process is confusing for a lot of people.
This type of separation requires a two-year waiting period.
Dating might be adultery before a divorce is final -- but it might not be.
The significance of committing adultery also varies from state to state.
Dating during divorce can have legal consequences both for the divorcing spouse and their new partner.
Dating while separated can hold up and complicate the divorce proceedings, can effect custody and visitation decisions, and rarely but possibly, depending on the state, may be grounds for a lawsuit.
For example, the judge might disapprove of the dating spouse's behavior and develop a bias against them.