Dating during legal separation
Things are a bit different when one spouse wants to become separated and the other doesn’t.This type of separation requires a two-year waiting period.In this waiting period, you must live apart and not have sexual relations with each other.If you slip up and become intimate, the waiting period starts over again.Can you date if you are legally separated in Virginia?Of course you can date if you are living apart under a separation agreement or decree of separate maintenance.
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After a year of this arrangement, you may file for divorce.
Once you are granted a divorce, you can legally begin dating.
It's little wonder that both of you think of your marriage as over, but look out: Virginia doesn't.
Under Virginia law, you are married until you are divorced and if dating gets serious, you could find yourself without spousal support and even perhaps in jail on an adultery charge.