Dating while legally separated
Of course, dating does not necessarily lead to sexual relations, but it certainly can and often does.
But being separated is not the same as being single.
Infidelity can impact the parent’s chances of being appointed PRP, perhaps even more so for fathers seeking custody.
A forensic child custody evaluator appointed by the court will inquire into any extra-marital relationships and report back to the court.
Strained relations between former spouses are particularly problematic when they have young children to co-parent under a permanent parenting plan.
The potential for negative consequences is not limited to a former spouse’s hurt, embarrassment, or hostility at being publicly humiliated.