Dating during legal separation
Dating while going through a divorce can have a number of negative effects on the divorce proceedings, both in court and emotionally.
Additionally, while every state is now a no-fault divorce state, marital misconduct can still be considered in some situations.
If the new partner makes the children feel uncomfortable, whether it has to do with the partner personally or it's related to the children feeling that the partner may be at fault or contributing to the separation and divorce, this is likely to have an effect on custody decisions made by the judge.
Dating during separation may not be a big deal, depending on where you live, but it is best if you wait until your divorce is finalized.
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Either way, the other spouse may become confrontational, may become unwilling to compromise and obstinate during the proceedings, or, at best, may become cold and distrustful of the dating spouse.
These feelings can cause property division to be more difficult, as well as other aspects of the divorce.The other spouse, if they are not dating, may develop the idea that the dating spouse was committing adultery even if that idea hadn't surfaced before.