There are plenty of reasons to refrain from dating while you are separated from your spouse, and dating can affect the outcome of your divorce case, but SC law says that you can date once the court has signed a permanent Order of Separate Support and Maintenance or a permanent order approving your settlement agreement.
Is it wrong to sleep with someone who is separated?
Many still believe that if they have been separated the fact that they have had sexual intercourse or a sexual encounter with someone else does not count. The answer is regardless of whether the sexual encounter happened after separation or not, the parties are still married. Separation takes many forms.
Can I throw my wife out of the house?
In California, it is possible to legally force your spouse to move out of your home and stay away for a certain length of time. One can only get such a court order, however, if he or she shows assault or threats of assault in an emergency or the potential for physical or emotional harm in a non-emergency.