Marital misconduct can encompass a wide variety of actions, including adultery and cruelty.
During the proceedings, the fact that a dating spouse is already separated will be noted, but that does not necessarily mean the circumstances of the new relationship will not be considered.
The length of time it takes to get a divorce varies from county to county, and is dependent upon the type of relief sought and type of hearing that is necessary.
One of the first steps in the divorce process is the establishment of a date of separation.
The couples simply live apart for one year if there are minor children and a valid property settlement agreement.
If there are no children and a valid agreement, then the separation period may be reduced to six months instead of one year.
There is a difference, however, between consenting and giving in to something you cannot avoid.
Desertion is not a crime, so if you leave your spouse you cannot be criminally prosecuted for it.