Theres no straight answer to this question. Dating while legally separated may lead to complications if you choose to get a divorce. Your spouse could raise claims of adultery on that fact. However, if you and your spouse have agreed that you can see other people while legally separated, this may not be a problem.
Can I date while separated before divorce Canada?
If you and your spouse are separated because of adultery, it may be wise to avoid committing to another relationship before you are legally divorced. In Ontario, the federal Divorce Act sites adultery as grounds for divorce.
Is sleeping with someone while separated adultery in Canada?
As long as youre married, having sex with someone who isnt your spouse counts as adultery. If youre separated at the time however, no one except your in-laws or the Pope is going to care.
Is it illegal to cheat on your spouse in Canada?
In Canada, you can commit adultery without actually having sex. Canada boasts the western worlds first and only, and still legally authoritative, court ruling* that artificial insemination constitutes adultery.
How does adultery affect divorce in Ontario?
Infidelity has no impact on how Canadian alimony is structured. Things like child custody, child support, spousal support, and property division are all no-fault in Canada. This means if you have been cheated on youre not entitled to any more alimony, nor do you have to pay anymore if your infidelity ended a marriage.
Is it bad to sleep with your spouse during divorce?
Getting a divorce but still sleeping together is likely to result in your petition being denied and dismissed if you filed on the basis of irreconcilable differences; If you filed on the basis of fault grounds, such as adultery, desertion, or habitual drunkenness; sex during divorce could be seen as condonation.