Dating while separated cheating
Returning to our original question, we must always be mindful that while being “legally separated” is an important consideration in deciding whether a sexual relationship violates Article 134 of the UCMJ, it is by no means the end of the inquiry.
The “explanation” portion of Article 134 identifies additional considerations for commanders such as the rank and position of the parties involved, the impact on the military unit, the potential misuse of government time or resources to facilitate the prohibited conduct, as well as whether the adulterous act was accompanied by other violations of the UCMJ.
Things such as marriage, dating and the value of family.
I am not married, nor have I ever been married, and as unconventional of a person as I may think I am, there are some things that I still find sacred.Separation agreements are typically drafted by an attorney, such as those available to Soldiers and their Family members at the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate (commonly referred to as “JAG”).Such agreements often become part of the final divorce granted by a state court and the act of signing such a document usually signifies a major step toward a final divorce.The first two elements of adultery under the UCMJ are fairly straightforward and shouldn’t require further explanation.The third and final element is where our simple question starts to become complicated.
I want a union that is highly valued and sacred to both myself and my husband.