A: Florida is a “no fault” state which basically means that, in order to obtain a divorce, you must allege that the marriage is “irretrievably broken”. You do not need to allege and prove a basis for a divorce such as adultery, cruelty, or abandonment. The fact that you have a significant other does not, in and of itself, mean you will lose custody (timesharing). If, at some point, you decide to introduce this person to the Children, then your Husband would be within his right to know of this person, to ask for a background check, and to perhaps meet him. The Courts will expect the parents to have an open line of communication in this regard. This is all a part of what is called “shared parental responsibility”. Your Husband should not confuse this with a right to object to who you decide to date but he is within his right to know. So, no you do not automatically lose custody of your children simply for dating and having a romantic relationship with a significant other.