Dating after filing for divorce

16 May

Scenario Three If you are engaged in a hotly contested negotiation or litigation with your separated spouse over child custody, child support, alimony, or property division, and you have only been separated say, less than six months, then it is not in your best interests to begin a dating relationship with another person.

An outside dating relationship can affect the emotional dynamics of those negotiations and frequently makes the process significantly more difficult.

Scenario One If you have children and are planning to expose the children to someone you intend to date, you should be sure this person has the character and moral qualities of someone you are willing to have around your children.

Most states won’t consider fault when dividing property.

However, if one spouse spent thousands on jewelry, clothing, or trips for a lover, a judge will likely consider those expenditures when awarding assets in a divorce.

For example, the judge might disapprove of the dating spouse's behavior and develop a bias against them.

While such a bias is ostensibly unacceptable in the U. legal system, judges are human and biases are natural and even probable in some instances.