It is possible for a new relationship to have a negative or even positive legal implication for someone who is going through a divorce. Continue reading to discover the legal implications of dating during and after a divorce. Plus, learn the other behaviors to avoid that could negatively impact your divorce. If you have any further questions regarding dating during divorce, reach out to our experienced divorce attorney today.
What to Consider When Dating During and After Divorce
Children: It is possible for dating during and after divorce to impact child custody and visitation during a divorce case or post-judgment proceedings. It is important to note that the divorce court will always consider the best interest of the child first. With this in mind, it is possible that bringing a new person into your child’s life too quickly will have a negative impact on your children. It may be viewed that you are attempting to replace their other parent with the person you are newly dating.
Family courts also understand that everyone deserves a chance to move on with their life. If you are dating during the divorce process, it is best to slowly introduce your new partner to your children over an extended period of time.
Criminal History: If the new person you are dating has any type of questionable history, especially one with a criminal past, it will be brought up in court and could have a negative impact on the custody of your children.
Positive Impact: A new relationship does not always have to have a negative impact on your divorce. It could also have a positive legal implication when the judge views the person you are dating as a positive influence. This might be true if your new partner has a history with children with a career as a teacher or a pediatrician.
Other Behaviors to Avoid While Facing a Divorce
Dating while facing a divorce is not the only behavior you will want to take caution with. There are many other behaviors to avoid while going through a divorce to avoid negatively impacting the outcome:
- Move out of state with your children
- Send negative emails, texts, messages, etc. to your spouse
- Discuss the case with your children or use them as intermediaries
- Remove children from their current school
- Sell property without the court’s permission
- Criticize your spouse in front of your children
- Post information regarding your divorce on social media
- Withhold visitation from your spouse
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