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Sexual relations may soon be prohibited until a divorce is final

Many would describe their bedroom activity as the most private part of their lives. This is information that they do not share with anyone -- or at least no one other than their best friend. However, it would appear that couples going through a divorce in Massachusetts would have to inform others of their intent to have a sexual relationship under the roof of their own home if a new bill is passed.

This bill would prohibit a couple going through a divorce from having sexual affairs inside the home until the divorce has been finalized by a judge. It seems as though this bill primarily targets couples with children. The legislation would apply to parents who have children and share a home that can be described as "marital" in nature.

There is one exception to this rule, if the bill is passed. Couples can engage in sexual activity in their home under one condition: a judge provides the okay. A party would have to go in front of a judge and request that a sexual or dating relationship inside the home be permitted. The judge would then have to sign an order providing express permission for a relationship to ensue.

Those against this order feel as though this is a violation of their privacy. Those who are for the bill see it as a way to reduce emotional and physical distress on children while the divorce process is occurring. This could represent one new twist to divorces in Massachusetts and could potentially cause even more stress during divorce proceedings. Those who are going through a divorce would likely benefit from staying current on state legislation that could apply to their divorce proceedings.

Source:, "Legislation would prohibit sexual relationships during divorce", , March 24, 2014

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