There was no evidence beyond this that there was anything more than a platonic relationship.If Wife then starts dating platonic male friend shortly thereafter (or becoming even more serious than dating, such as becoming engaged), that could be used to show that there may have been the opportunity and inclination to have an extra-marital affair.
To further complicate matters, the Uniform Code of Military Justice has its own laws regarding adultery among members of the United States military.
Some states consider a couple legally separated when they have signed a separation or marital settlement agreement and relocated to separate homes.
A separation agreement is a binding contract, but the contract is between the spouses and doesn't involve the court until they’re divorced and it becomes part of a decree. In other states, legal separation is a process similar to divorce.
The only issue pertaining to the end of a marriage that cannot be contained in a separation agreement is the divorce itself.
The divorce can be obtained after one year and one day of separation in North Carolina.