When can you start dating
Strategic reasons not to date before divorce Emotions are raw during a divorce.When you start seeing someone else, it is like rubbing salt into your husband's wounds.Not only will both you and your husband's conduct be scrutinized during a custody case, but also so will be the conduct of your boyfriend.If he has a shady background, it will be used against you.You will most likely have ongoing contact with your husband after the divorce because of the children.
Because of your marital status and the complications of divorce, dating during separation is tricky, especially if your separation occurred recently.
By Tracy Achen If you are thinking about dating during divorce ... You may think that you are free to start a new relationship once the decision is made to separate or divorce.
But it is wise to hold off on the dating scene until after your divorce is finalized for a number of strategic, legal, and emotional reasons.
If you choose to date, be honest with yourself – and those you date – about your limitations.
It’s okay to say you aren’t ready to get serious, that you need to focus on your divorce or your kids, or that you’re still hurting over the divorce.This can affect the outcome of your divorce as far as spousal support and the eventual property settlement goes.