Others may have encouraged you to do so, advising you that making social acquaintances outside of your married circle of friends will be therapeutic.
It’s important for your self-esteem, you tell yourself.
It is important that you consult with an experienced and knowledgeable family law attorney before you make decisions that could affect your child custody and visitation rights.
Alienation of Affection In North Carolina, a jilted spouse can sue the other man or other woman by bringing a lawsuit for “alienation of affection.” Essentially, your spouse can sue your girlfriend or boyfriend for “alienating” your affections and damaging your marriage if the alienating activity started prior to your date of permanent separation.
Fault generally falls under one of the following categories: abandonment/turning out, adultery, cruel or barbarous treatment, indignities, or alcohol/drug abuse.
Some of these may involve further legal action in addition to the separation.
Isolated sexual intercourse with your spouse is not considered reconciliation.
Judges tend to look disfavourably on introducing children to new romantic partners too soon after a separation.
Even if the marriage produced no children, prematurely “moving on” can complicate a property settlement or invite a lawsuit against the “the other man” or “other woman.” While “the other man” or “other woman” can no longer successfully be sued if the new relationship started after the date of separation, evidence proving that a relationship existed shortly after the date of separation can be used to help prove that a relationship existed prior to the date of separation.
However, if you move in together, go out in public together and have regular sexual intercourse, it would likely be considered reconciliation.
First, a legal separation does not end your marriage.