On on hand, the legal consequences of dating while a divorce is pending may be minimal, there are some consequences that can make the process more difficult for you and others around you.
Adultery is a bar to alimony and is relevant as a factor in an award of alimony or the division of property only if it is the cause of the dissolution of the marriage or the reason there is no hope of reconciliation.
Children seem to deal better with their fathers moving on to a new relationship more than they approve of their mothers starting anew.
Most importantly, a new relationship can serve to throw the proverbial gasoline on the fire while the divorce is pending.
To that end, adultery after separation is not admissible on the trial of divorce.
Also, new relationships are relevant with regard to child custody.It's surprising that some people do not think that there are problems that can come out of dating during a pending divorce.Most people do not bother to seek legal advice on the issue until after the damage is done.Either way, the resentment and hostilities as well as the legal fees, grow exponentially.
Courts do not approve of exposing children to new relationships before the current relationship ends.
Also, the number of relationships the children are exposed to is a consideration as well as the children's feelings regarding the new relationship.