By Robin Roshkind, Esquire, West Palm Beach, Florida
If you and your spouse are separated, and there is a boyfriend or girlfriend in the picture, how do you handle such a situation?
The best advice is that everyone should mind their own business. But when it comes to harassment, stalking or bad behavior, that is unacceptable. A call to the police is. And a police report will be written.
If a girlfriend or boyfriend is bothering the spouse, by stalking or telephone calls, the recourse is to get a restraining order or an injunction for protection. And vice versa, if the spouse is stalking or telephoning the paramour, it is up to the boyfriend or girlfriend to get a restraining order against the spouse.
Florida is a no fault state. Once divorce papers are filed, stbxs can date, have sex outside the marriage, get into a serious love relationship. However, if it effects marital funds (dissipation of marital assets) or children, or there is annoying, harassing behavior, the courts can and will put a stop to it. For more information call one of the divorce lawyers at ROBIN ROSHKIND, P.A. at 561-835-9091 or click on the Firm’s web site at http://www.familylawwpb.com.