Videotaped evidence of anyone who wasn’t aware they were being recorded is not admissible in court.In other words, you can’t show the judge the footage you shot with your cell phone to prove that your ex is having an intimate relationship with someone, unless your ex is fully aware that footage was being shot.It is understandable that you want your new life to begin after your separation.However, in order to stay on the right side of the law, you really need to wait until you become divorced. Although being intimate with someone while you are separated is considered adultery, proving that you are having that type of relationship is difficult.If your ex is unhappy that you have moved on, he or she may try to provide the court with evidence in an attempt to incriminate you.However, although adultery won’t necessarily cause problems, actions that can go along with it possibly could.For instance, if the person who is cheating is spending marital funds on the boyfriend or girlfriend, if there are children and inappropriate actions are taking place in front of the children or if the spouse is spending more time with the boyfriend or girlfriend than the children, then there may be a case and something the lawyer can do.
Not following the rules can result in complications with your separation or divorce. Once you are divorced, you are free to start dating.
Dating during divorce will affect your life in the long run.
In Virginia, you are married under the law until the divorce is final.
If you slip up and become intimate, the waiting period starts over again.
If you have been living “separate and apart” for two years and there is no hope for reconciliation, you can file for divorce.