Close X

J. Benjamin Stevens is now part of Offit Kurman.

Read More

Looking for Jenny Stevens?

Please visit her website using the button below.

View Website


What Is the Impact of Dating and Adultery After You Are Separated

Posted by J. Benjamin Stevens | Aug 24, 2008 | 0 Comments


I have been separated from my spouse for 4 months.  I would now like to start dating again. If I do so, can my spouse pursue a divorce from me based on adultery?  I am concerned because I don't want to lose my house.


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.  However, if you are only physically separated (meaning you are simply living apart from your spouse), then any adultery at this point will most liklely have an effect on how the financial issues in your case are decided.  Finally, if you are still married, your spouse can file for a divorce on the ground of adultery whether you are legally separated or not.

About the Author

J. Benjamin Stevens

Senior Partner


There are no comments for this post. Be the first and Add your Comment below.

Leave a Comment

Comments have been disabled.


Subscribe to our Newsletter!

second newsletter sign up

CLICK HERE to subscribe to our new monthly newsletter full of interesting news, stories, and advice to benefit you and your family.