Dating During Divorce: Why It Might Not Be a Good Idea

dating during divorceDivorce is a freeing time in your life, right? You might believe that this is the case and might wonder if you can move forward and start dating again. But anybody might tell you that dating during divorce might not be such a good idea. There are many reasons, in fact, why it should be avoided completely when you are trying to move forward with divorce.

Reasons Dating During Divorce is a Bad Idea

Making Divorce Difficult: You don’t want to make your divorce any more difficult than it already is. Your husband or wife might make your life more difficult during the divorce process if they find out that you are dating while it is happening. They might feel wronged and try to fight you on many matters including child custody, assets, and more. 

Legal Matters: In the eyes of the court, you are still legally married until the divorce is finalized. This means that the court might look at you a certain way for dating during the process, even if your state doesn’t recognize fault in divorce.

Partner’s Background: Your boyfriend or girlfriend will be open to scrutiny if you are dating during the divorce proceedings. The conduct of your partner will be looked at. If they have a shady background, this means that it could affect everything in your case, including child custody and more. 

Impact Support: It could actually impact the amount of support you are ordered. Child support levels might be lowered based on sharing expenses with your new partner, and it could also impact whether or not you receive alimony from your ex-spouse. 

Children: Dating during divorce can poison the spirits of anyone involved, including your children. They are already dealing with the emotions that come from their parents divorcing and this could be made worse by choosing to date during this time.

As you can see, there are many aspects to consider if you are trying to date before your divorce is finalized. It is important to consider these aspects if you are looking to get the most fair results from your divorce case. Let us stand by your side at the Montes Law Firm. Call us to find out how we can help.