Under North Carolina General Statute 50-6, a couple must be separated for one year before a divorce is final.
Even though separated, you are still technically married until the court enters the order granting the divorce.
You see, I separated from my ex two years ago, and our divorce was final about eight months later.
Simply put, dating has a zero percent chance of making a divorce go smoother, and a bazillion percent chance of making it more contentious. I get that Ben has been separated for a couple of years, and that it was his wife’s decision to move out. Ben will be preoccupied with the twists and turns of his divorce at times – and that’s understandable.
Due to some recent, although not unexpected, changes in my life, I'm not with my wife of 5 years any more. If she decides to start the process, I am ready to sign.
She, and my 2 young children (ages 3 and 2), moved in with her parents about 500 miles away. Plus, she has more incentive to pursue a divorce (for monetary reasons).
Dating can have both personal and legal consequences that can be harmful to your divorce action.
For example, the judge might disapprove of the dating spouse's behavior and develop a bias against them.
While such a bias is ostensibly unacceptable in the U. legal system, judges are human and biases are natural and even probable in some instances.
I'll spare you the ugly details, but it's a sad development for everyone involved. In any case, I've never really thought about it before, but I'd like to get a sample of responses from single women on their opinion about dating separated (but not divorced) men.
Is it a) out of the question, b) possible or c) not a problem? I'm pretty conservative when it comes to relationships, especially marriage and divorce, so it wouldn't sit right with me to be dating someone else's husband. I lived with my husband for 3 years while he was still married. I finally told him that I wasn't happy with the arrangement and would no longer be paying for a house that she could throw me out of should he get hit by a bus.