Problems dating separated man
In order for a jilted spouse to succeed in an alienation of affections action, she must prove that—before you entered the picture—she enjoyed a loving and healthy marital relationship with her husband.
In order to prevail in a criminal conversation action, on the other hand, the jilted spouse need only prove that you engaged in sexual relations with her husband during her marriage to him.
You open the door, and the deputy hands you a pile of documents.
“It’s a complaint and summons,” the deputy tells you.
You believe him, you follow your heart, and you enjoy the hours, the days, the weeks and months of new-love bliss that follow.
An alienation of affections action works the same way.
The spouse of a married paramour sues you for alienating his affections away from his wife and, instead, towards you.
Absolutely nothing is stated in North Carolina law to prevent someone who is separated from dating whomever they please. A more educated answer (and the careful answer) to this dating question depends on the facts, as outlined in the various scenarios below.
Scenario One If you have children and are planning to expose the children to someone you intend to date, you should be sure this person has the character and moral qualities of someone you are willing to have around your children.
If the dating relationship under any of these scenarios becomes an intimate sexual relationship, and you are suspected of having been involved with that person before you separated, then your post separation sexual relations could be used as evidence in an case.