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Why you need to be careful about dating during divorce

On Behalf of | Jul 8, 2022 | Family Law

If you are getting divorced, you may be looking forward to moving on with your life. While this is understandable, there are some things that may be better to put on hold until you are fully divorced.

For example, it is normal to want to begin dating again if you are no longer emotionally connected to your spouse. However, there could be risks to dating before you are fully divorced.

Dating can come with risks

For many, beginning to date again may feel natural, and it may seem like a good way to move on with life or even begin to heal emotionally. The reality is, though, that dating while still technically married is often seen as adultery from a legal standpoint. This means that obtaining a new romantic partner may bring some ramifications along with it, even if the new relationship is formed after you and your spouse decided to split.

It can be beneficial to protect yourself

Because a new romantic relationship can bring with it many risks, it may be better to avoid them altogether until you are fully divorced. Not doing so could complicate your divorce in many ways, including things relating to alimony and child support, as well as custody in general. Even though it may not be what you want to do, avoiding romance could protect you as you finalize your divorce.

Divorce can be hard, especially when the process is taking a long time and you are beginning to feel stuck. The upside is, though, that patience can help protect you in the long run.