Rules for dating while separated
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.
Religious faith shall also be considered in determining custody.
In making a decision regarding custody of a minor child, in addition to other existing factors specified by law, the court must give weight to evidence of domestic violence.
Also, your spouse might file an action for “alienation of affections” or “criminal conversation” seeking substantial money damages against your paramour based upon his or her sexual intercourse with you or interference with the marital relationship between you and your spouse either before or after the date of separation and before a divorce is final.
However, a paramour who stays overnight when your children are present can be grounds for denial of your custody or visitation.You should be forewarned that you will likely be asked under oath at a deposition or at trial about any dating or romantic relationships.To answer these questions falsely would constitute perjury.When you’re honest, instead of expecting you to give more than you’re able to, your dates can decide to accept your limitations or move on.Christie Hartman is a psychologist and author of five dating and relationship books.In any action for divorce from the bonds of matrimony the court may at any stage of the cause, or from time to time after final judgment, make such orders touching the care, custody and maintenance of the children of the marriage and what, if any, security shall be given for the same as from the circumstances of the parties and the nature of the case and the best spiritual as well as other interests of the children may be fit, equitable and just.