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Should You Date While Divorcing?

After you decide that your marriage is irreparably damaged and file for divorce, you may decide that you want to dip your toes in the dating pool to help move on. While there are not any laws prohibiting dating during a pending divorce, we don’t advise our clients to date until their divorce is finalized because their new dating lives can affect the outcome of their divorce.

Legal Ramifications

When you first begin dating, you may not expect your dating life to have any effect on your divorce; however, it can affect agreements such as spousal support, child custody, and the division of assets. While it is unlikely, the court may view your new relationships negatively and you may be denied your request for spousal support.

Effects On Your Relationships

While you may feel that your dating life will only affect you, if you choose to share it with your children or soon-to-be former spouse, it will soon become everyone with who you have involved’s concern. A divorce is a major life event for children, and your children may feel that one of their parents dating while the divorce is underway is too soon. As a result, your children may feel uncomfortable with your new partner, especially if they were already uncomfortable with your divorce.

Jumping into the dating pool while you are undergoing a divorce can also strain your relationship with your soon-to-be-ex, even if you previously has an amicable relationship. When it comes to co-parenting, they may be concerned about your new partner and their involvement with your shared children.

Pasadena Divorce Lawyer

With our attorneys at Law Offices of Christopher L. Hoglin, P.C., your case is in good hands. We are here to guide you through the entire process of divorce, from your filing date until after your finalization as we can assist with post-divorce adjustments if necessary.

Are you beginning your divorce and looking for guidance? Call our team at (626) 653-4075 or contact us online today to schedule a free initial consultation.

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