Dating when separated to someone that is separated
Bigamy occurs when a spouse knows he's still married and marries again.
In Tennessee, it's grounds for divorce and also a criminal offense.
Dating might be adultery before a divorce is final -- but it might not be.
The significance of committing adultery also varies from state to state.
If a spouse commits adultery prior to the beginning of the separation, it affects issues of alimony.
However, the timing of the adultery may be considered.
Adultery in the military is punishable when it is construed as morally wrong.
Some states consider a couple legally separated when they have signed a separation or marital settlement agreement and relocated to separate homes.
A separation agreement is a binding contract, but the contract is between the spouses and doesn't involve the court until they’re divorced and it becomes part of a decree. In other states, legal separation is a process similar to divorce.