Dating during divorce can have legal consequences both for the divorcing spouse and their new partner.Dating while separated can hold up and complicate the divorce proceedings, can effect custody and visitation decisions, and rarely but possibly, depending on the state, may be grounds for a lawsuit.Consider whether you should know the person’s relevant history and past as it may become a factor in the child custody case.For example: These are some of the things you should take into consideration when dating during a divorce and especially if you intend to get serious about the person you are dating.Unfortunately (or fortunately…depending on how you look at it), there is no simple mathematical equation, or test, or quiz that can predict whether or not your relationship will be a lasting success.Our life is an —not a foregone conclusion (and that’s a good thing! But the more aware you are of what, potentially, you’re getting into when you enter a relationship, the better you can mitigate your chances of heartbreak and relationship disaster.
There is no legal reason why a person cannot start dating before their divorce is final.
Part of coming to terms with the end of the marriage is realizing what part each person played in whatever issues led to the breakup.
It is all too easy to blame the other spouse for the problems that caused the marital relationship to unravel.
And with that awareness you make yourself more available for long-term love with the right guy.
Raising your awareness means being clear on the facts of your relationship.