When to start dating during divorce
Wanting to move on with your life is perfectly normal.There are, however, some important considerations when deciding whether to start dating while your divorce is in progress. Although it is rarely, if ever, prosecuted, adultery is still a crime in the State of Maryland, and is a misdemeanor punishable by a fine.Dating while going through a divorce can have a number of negative effects on the divorce proceedings, both in court and emotionally.Additionally, while every state is now a no-fault divorce state, marital misconduct can still be considered in some situations.
Even if you are not having sexual relations with someone other than your spouse prior to your divorce, dating during your separation can make your private life and personal relationships a relevant topic of inquiry by your spouse and/or the Court.
For example, the judge might disapprove of the dating spouse's behavior and develop a bias against them.