You need to wear the "white hat." If you do decide to date, you should know that it may impact adversely on a child custody dispute.
In no event should you introduce the children to your dates.
If your spouse is likely to spend or hide money in an account or run up large balances on a credit card, it may be a wise decision to close accounts.Of course, if your spouse is already hostile and untrustworthy and those personality traits are provable by evidence, you may need to do it to validate his or her general negative personality traits.Under certain circumstances, a court may wonder why you didn't close accounts, if your spouse is presented by you to the court as an amoral thief and sociopathic liar.No community funds should be spent for the entertainment of third parties or for gifts for your new special pal. Even though temporary orders may be entered by the court, they are not to be construed as a legal separation.AND, COMMUNITY PROPERTY AND DEBT CONTINUE TO BE AMASSED UNTIL YOU ARE DIVORCED. If you receive any mail addressed solely to your spouse, it should be forwarded to him or to her by you or through me.