You should be forewarned that you will likely be asked under oath at a deposition or at trial about any dating or romantic relationships.

To answer these questions falsely would constitute perjury.

If that is the case, you are well-advised to obtain proof of his or her affair through a private detective.

South Carolina courts will decide the issue of custody based upon the best interests of the child.

Consideration is also given to the religious faith of the child, and the evidence of physical or sexual abuse.

A divorce is “final” when the “Final Order and Decree of Divorce” has been signed by a Judge and filed with the Clerk of the Family Court.

There is no legal prohibition to having dinner, going to a movie, taking walks, or speaking with friends during a separation.

What are the financial implications of dating/romance before a Divorce is final?

This almost always increases the conflict in the case, therefore “costing” the parties more money, energy and time than necessary while resolving the issues of the divorce.

In our practice, we always admonish our clients to hold off on any interactions that could appear romantic until an agreement resolving all marital issues is signed by each party and by a Family Court Judge.

In any action for divorce from the bonds of matrimony the court may at any stage of the cause, or from time to time after final judgment, make such orders touching the care, custody and maintenance of the children of the marriage and what, if any, security shall be given for the same as from the circumstances of the parties and the nature of the case and the best spiritual as well as other interests of the children may be fit, equitable and just.

In determining the best interests of the child, the court must consider the child's reasonable preference for custody.

At best, your infidelity can cause your spouse hurt and embarrassment.