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I have been separated from my spouse two years.

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hi. I have been separated from my spouse for over two years. I am not legally separated and we both plan on getting divorced. I do have a girlfriend who does not live with me. so far we have been keeping the relationship very low key. I don't want her to find out. We are thinking about going away on vacation together. Want to know what are the legal ramifications of when we do get divorced if my soon to be ex wife finds out?? Can she accuse me of cheating??
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  FamilyAnswer replied 2 years ago.
Hi! I will be the professional that will be helping you today. I look forward to providing you with information to help solve your problem.
Good afternoon. I certainly understand the situation and your concern. At this point, if you and your soon to be ex have been separated for over two years and do not have any intent on reconciliation, the fact that you are dating this women and going away with her on a trip, should not impact the divorce proceedings. Had this gone on while you were living together and behind her back, it would be a different story but based upon what you shared above and the amount of time that you have been separated, this would not likely be viewed as cheating.
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Expert:  FamilyAnswer replied 2 years ago.
I just wanted to follow up and see if you had any other questions or needed me to clarify something. I am here to help, so please let me know. Thanks!
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

this is the case even though we are not legally separated?? we are separated in the sense that we no longer live together.

Expert:  FamilyAnswer replied 2 years ago.
And what has transpired over the past 2 years? You shared that you both plan of divorcing so how long was this going on for? I am trying to get an idea of the separation and if there was any intent or idea of getting back together?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
This has been going on for almost 3 years now. I moved out about 2.5 years ago. We do not plan on getting back together but divorce is to expensive for me right now. I font gave much contact with her at all.
Expert:  FamilyAnswer replied 2 years ago.
Larry, thank you. There should not likely be an issue based upon everything you shared above. People separate all the time, both formally and informally, yet remained married for years, for various reasons, one being what you shared above. As such, with minimal contact and being apart for 2.5 years, this would not been viewed by the Judge as cheating.

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