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Dating divorce practice

Any dislike for one parent’s new significant other could sway the kids to choose the other parent.

The focus really needs to be on your children—not a new romance.

Introducing your date to your children too soon is sure to raise some concerns to a judge as well.

So if your new relationship destroyed your marriage, you may have to pay additional spousal support—or be prohibited from asking for support—as a result.

You may believe that a new relationship will actually benefit your kids, but a judge may not.

When you file for a no-fault divorce—or divorce based on irretrievable breakdown—your spouse’s adultery won’t matter much.

But if you’ve filed for a fault divorce based on adultery, your spouse's live-in boyfriend will certainly help prove your case.

Others start dating right away, as a distraction or to combat feelings of loneliness.

And in some cases, an affair triggered the divorce.

Your ex is likely to be unhappy with it and for good reason.

Children need time to heal from a divorce before they're thrown into a situation where they also have to welcome another person who's vying for their parent's attention.

From a legal perspective, it's best to avoid a new relationship while your in the middle of a divorce.