Can I Begin Dating While My Divorce is Underway?

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While divorce is the beginning of the next chapter of your dating life, it can be tempting to start meeting new people while the process is underway. While there is no law in Florida that prohibits a person from dating while they are going through a divorce, the process of introducing someone new into your life while also dissolving a marriage can add unnecessary conflict and stress.

Unnecessary Conflict with Your Soon-to-Be Ex-Spouse

Unfortunately, bringing a new significant other into a divorce can often lead to unnecessary conflict with your soon-to-be ex-spouse. This can be especially true if one spouse disapproves of their partner’s newfound relationship or if their marriage broke down as a result of adultery.

This added conflict can impact your divorce process and your negotiations, potentially slowing or even stalling your divorce. Avoiding unnecessary conflict with your spouse is key for a timely divorce with positive outcomes.

Distractions From Your Divorce Process

When you decide to pursue another relationship during your divorce, it’s important to remember that this new person is likely going to require time and energy—time and energy which would otherwise be spent on finalizing your divorce proceedings and preparing for your life after divorce.

Not only will you be focused on working through your contested divorce issues — asset division, child custody, or even child support — you might also be thinking about your new partner. This might affect how you choose to create agreements in your divorce and ultimately impact your overall outcome.

Nothing is More Important Than Your Loved Ones

Moving forward and pursuing another relationship while going through a difficult period, such as a divorce, can seem like an attractive idea; however, it's important to consider how this decision could potentially complicate matters with regard to both divorcing spouses before proceeding with such plans. At The Law Offices of Jonny Kousa, P.L., our attorney is passionate about helping families through their difficult legal challenges, even preparing for a divorce.

Are you considering a divorce? Schedule a free consultation with our attorney today to learn more about how we can guide you through the process. Call our office today at (954) 626-8071 to get started.

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