Like ripples on a pond, the repercussions can affect family relationships for many years to come. In Tennessee divorce law, having sex with someone who is not your spouse prior to divorce, but after separation, is still adultery.
The spouses are living separately and apart, for a year or more in some cases, while Tennessee divorce proceedings are ongoing.
Alimony, child custody, parenting time, division of property, none of these issues have been finally resolved.
Second, dating while separated can have lasting repercussions, affecting the former spouses’ relationship long after the divorce decree is entered.
Strained relations between former spouses are particularly problematic when they have young children to co-parent under a permanent parenting plan.
This is important and a necessary step in moving on with life.