By Robin Roshkind, Esquire, West palm Beach, Florida
The divorce papers are filed. You are even living separately. But you are still married. Can you date, start a new relationship, have sex while the divorce is pending?
The answer depends upon which state you live in. Marriage laws, adultery laws, palimony laws are state specific. I am licensed to practice law in Florida, so I can only address the laws of the State of Florida.
In Florida, once divorce papers are filed, and even before, yes you can…date, have sex, be involved. Florida is a no fault state. If your spouse feels “cheated on” the legal recourse is divorce. No questions asked. But here is the danger: If you do anything in front of the children which will detrimentally harm them, you might suffer the consequences of less time sharing with your children.
Children are having a hard enough time…
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