Dating while legally separated in sc
Non-legal advice: Why are you worried about dating? No divorce from the bonds of matrimony shall be granted except upon one or more of the following grounds, to wit: (1) Adultery; (2) Desertion for a period of one year; (3) Physical cruelty; (4) Habitual drunkenness; provided, that this ground shall be construed to include habitual drunkenness caused by the use of any narcotic drug; or (5) On the application of either party if and when the husband and wife have lived separate and apart without cohabitation for a period of one year. (A) In proceedings for divorce from the bonds of matrimony, and in actions for separate maintenance and support, the court may grant alimony or separate maintenance and support in such amounts and for such term as the court considers appropriate as from the circumstances of the parties and the nature of case may be just, pendente lite, and permanently.
For instance, it is possible that having a boyfriend or girlfriend stay overnight when your children are visiting could result in you losing custody or facing restrictions on your visitation.
You have several issues referenced in your question.
If you are “legally separated” (meaning you have been issued a Decree of Separate Maintenance from the Family Court), then none of the financial issues addressed in that Order will be changed by any adultery at this point.
Their main concern tends to be what constitutes adultery and when is it safe for them to get back out and start dating.
When you are separated from your spouse you are still legally married.