Clients often ask me whether it will hurt their divorce case if they date someone before their divorce is final. I tend to tell them, it depends on whether or not children are involved in their divorce.
If children are involved, especially young children, I think it is probably best to hold off on dating. This is especially true if you want to introduce the children to your new significant other. This could cause issues with the children and your soon to be ex-spouse.
However, if no children are involved in the divorce I don’t think dating during the divorce process will necessarily harm the case in a negative way. But I still think it should be done discreetly.
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