Dating During Divorce

Divorce is a difficult thing to go through and the process can sometimes take a long time to complete for some parties. During this time, people may find someone else and wonder if it is okay to date while the divorce process is still going on. They may have questions like:

  • Can I date before a divorce is finalized?
  • Will dating impact the results of my case?
  • Will dating during my divorce affect a custody or support order?

While the decision to date before your divorce is finalized may not directly impact the results of the case, it can be viewed negatively by the judge, especially if you have a divorce case that involves children. Bringing that new significant other around your home or your children may be difficult and confusing for your children during this time. It can also be a concern if the person who you are dating has prior run-ins with the law or has engaged in other behavior that the court may frown upon.  The courts want to see that you are taking the best interests of your children into consideration during this divorce process. Dating can also distract you from real and complicated issues that may arise in your divorce case.

Can I Date During My Divorce?

If you are currently dating someone while going through a divorce, our attorneys here at Stange Law Firm, PC are here to help guide you in the right direction, making sure that you are making decisions that are beneficial to you and your children. We want to make sure that we keep you and your family's best interest in mind as we represent you. It is also wise that you be respectful and discreet about your new relationship during the divorce process. Keeping things a little more private until things are finalized can help you in the long run.

We have articles about dating during and after your divorce. For more information, please click: 6 Do's and Don'ts of Dating After Divorce and Dating After Divorce: How to Date in a Technological World.

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