Dating while divorcing pa
In PA, the date of separation is determined by when you stopped acting like a married couple.This could include, but not limited to things like sleeping in separate rooms or moving out, separating bank accounts, dating other people, etc. A separation agreement is one clear way to show date of separation, but not conclusive "proof" on its own that you have been living separate and apart from your spouse, and/or are officially separated in the eyes of the law.I know this is difficult to accept, but I believe the present trend of open dating immediately after separation must be deterred. Such activity encourages and contributes to the increasing divorce rate. Develop friends, but refuse romantic involvement until the fate of your marriage is determined.
I have seen many men and women devastated by such an experience. “Commitment is making a choice to give up all other choices.” That is the opposite of what we are brought up to believe. This is why some marriage counselors drive me insane.
is the failure to obey a court order without legal justification.
It is not contempt of court to violate a separation agreement unless the agreement has been approved by a judge and made a part of a court order.
There have been a few exceptions with certain union employers, however, who have taken the position that health insurance benefits will terminate for a spouse who is on the other spouse's policy when the couple physically separates to two households.
Therefore, depending on the employer's health insurance plan, you should confirm the employer's policy in advance prior to proceeding with a separation agreement, out of an abundance of caution.