Q: Can spouses date people when not living under the same roof?
Have not lived with husband in 5-6 yrs after discovering he was cheating. After all these years alone, I would like to date, if possible. However, am afraid to even consider, not wanting to be seen as an adulterous in court should I desire a divorce in near future.
A: You absolutely can, and it should have no adverse consequences. I would also encourage you to go ahead and get divorced, as it isn't going to get any easier the more time passes. I would bet that there are many attorneys in your area who would help you with a 'simple' divorce for a relatively cheap fee.
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So long as the sex/dating occurs after the "separation date", you are free to do as you please with no adverse consequences. The separation date is the day one of the spouses moved out of the marital home intending the separation be permanent (for you, that was 5-6 years ago).
Since you have been separated for 5+ years, a divorce filing should be relatively straightforward, as your spouse is unlikely to file any divorce-related claims this long after the separation.
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