Dating after separation with children

27-Jan-2018 01:28

Divorced parents must not only tell their children that they are the most important, but they must also act accordingly.

Many people enter into temporary new relationships after their divorce.

Of course, there are no particular rules for dating after divorce.

There are certain things that should be kept in mind.

North Carolina law still permits an action for “alienation of affection” against a third party whom the plaintiff feels is responsible for ending the marriage.

Even if you did not begin dating someone until after the date of separation, a suspicious former spouse may see the new boyfriend or girlfriend as the cause of the marriage’s end and bring a court action.

They might start thinking they are the reason of the second and maybe of the first separation. Some expect to have "fun" in their new relationship.

Beyond these actions, dating can have an effect on any post-separation support you may receive.For “alienation of affection”, a defendant can prove that no love and affection existed between the husband and wife.Another defense exists under General Statute 52-13, which allows a defendant to prove that an act giving rise to the claim for “alienation of affection” or “criminal conversion” occurred after the date of separation.This action has a three year statute of limitations and doesn’t require sexual relations, unlike an action for “criminal conversation”.The good news, however, is that both of these actions have defenses that can be raised in court.

Beyond these actions, dating can have an effect on any post-separation support you may receive.For “alienation of affection”, a defendant can prove that no love and affection existed between the husband and wife.Another defense exists under General Statute 52-13, which allows a defendant to prove that an act giving rise to the claim for “alienation of affection” or “criminal conversion” occurred after the date of separation.This action has a three year statute of limitations and doesn’t require sexual relations, unlike an action for “criminal conversation”.The good news, however, is that both of these actions have defenses that can be raised in court.Those lovers will certainly move into the same house.