If you're thinking about dating before your divorce is final – DON'T!
You may think that you're free to start a new relationship once the decision is made to separate or divorce, but it is wise to hold off on the dating scene until after your divorce is finalized for a number of strategic legal and emotional reasons. When you start seeing someone else, it is like rubbing salt into your husband's wounds.
Filing divorce papers is the first step in the divorce process.
States require that you or your spouse meet the residency requirement of that state in order to have jurisdiction over your divorce.
Of course, you always have the option of handling the divorce yourself, but be prepared to do a lot of paperwork and research.
For more information about how to file for divorce, read over the frequently asked questions below: Getting Started: How do I file for a fast divorce?
Even if your husband has carried on numerous affairs during your marriage, he will not think that you are justified in seeing someone new at this time.