Dating legal seperation virginia
In Virginia, you are married under the law until the divorce is final.
That means that where fault is recognized in a divorce case, dating while your divorce is pending could be considered proof of adultery.
It is best to consult with an attorney before dating while in the process of getting divorced.
Dating during divorce can have legal consequences both for the divorcing spouse and their new partner.
When left up to the court, the judge will make a determination as to which parent should have primary physical and legal custody based on the best interests of the children, and if there is a real or perceived discomfort with the new parter experienced by the children, it is very likely to effect the amount of time each parent and particularly the dating parent is awarded.
In addition, in some states the new relationship may be considered in the division of property or alimony determinations, so the dating spouse may not get as much as they want out of the divorce depending on the new partner's financial circumstances.
This is especially true if the dating spouse begins cohabitating with their new partner during the divorce process.