Dating while legally separated military

First, do the most illogical thing you can think of... Find out if the command has a policy on dating while separated.

Some actually do, some won't pursue legal action if you are separated.

But, if a military spouse dates someone other than their spouse before being legally divorced, they risk being charged with the crime of adultery.

Article 134 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) makes the act of adultery a crime if the following legal criteria are met: If you are in the military and you date someone other than your spouse while your divorce is pending or even after you are “legally separated,” you are risking criminal charges.

For example, some couples may belong to a religion that prohibits divorce.

There are three "Elements of Proof" for the offense of Adultery in the Military:(1) That the accused wrongfully had sexual intercourse with a certain person;(2) That, at the time, the accused or the other person was married to someone else; and(3) That, under the circumstances, the conduct of the accused was to the prejudice of good order and discipline in the armed forces or was of a nature to bring discredit upon the armed forces What does this all mean?

It means that in the *MILITARY* someone has to prove that you actually commited the act. The other 2 issues are pretty easy to bypass by your prosecuting attourney.

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