Dating while pending divorce
Can I date while my divorce is pending?
Generally speaking, the actual act of dating while your divorce is pending will not affect the outcome of a divorce. While you are still legally married to another person, the court distinguishes between pre- and post-separation relationships.
Can dating make the divorce process difficult?
While you are still legally married to another person, the court distinguishes between pre- and post-separation relationships. However, every divorce is different and dating can potentially have adverse effects throughout the divorce and the ultimate outcome. Let’s look at some instances where dating can make the divorce process difficult.
What happens if my ex-spouse finds out I’m dating someone?
If one spouse finds out the other is dating someone new, they could become angry or upset that their almost former spouse is moving on. This, in turn, may affect their decision making when it comes to terms of the divorce.
Should you date during a divorce?
Some say you absolutely should not date while your divorce is pending, while others argue it’s unrealistic to put your life on hold for the length of a divorce (which, unfortunately, can take longer than many would expect). With this article, we will provide insight into whether or not dating during a divorce can affect the outcome.
Can you date while separated from your spouse?
The judge (or your spouse) may decide the new relationship is the reason the marriage failed and (depending on your states laws) this could lead a judge to award more of the marital assets to your spouse. Once separated, date with the utmost propriety, particularly around your children.
What constitutes dating in a divorce case?
Legally, dating means one-on-one social contact with another person. There is no distinction between platonic contacts and ones that are romantic or sexual. However, from a practical standpoint, romantic or sexual relationships are the ones that draw scrutiny and may cause complications in your divorce case.