Divorce can leave a person longing for the type of love and affection that was
prevalent during the beginning of a marriage, or even during the dating/courting
phase. In fact, many people cannot wait to move on from their marriage
and enter the dating scene once again before the divorce is even finalized.
But is that a good idea?
Here are several reasons why it is wise to refrain from dating before the
divorce process is over:
Result in a more complicated divorce. While dating will not affect your divorce legally, it could lead to much
long and more hotly contested process. Furthermore, a longer divorce can
substantially increase the overall cost.
Can negatively affect your final settlement. Dating someone prior to the end of a divorce can be used against you
as evidence of adultery or unfaithfulness to your spouse during marriage.
If you have kids, your spouse could use it against you to obtain
child custody rights.
Can negatively affect your children. Divorce can cause emotional turmoil for everyone involved, especially
kids. Bringing someone new into their lives while dealing with the permanent
separation of the family unit can be difficult to process and even traumatizing.
Unfair to the person you are dating. Divorces typically last months, even years, before it is finalized. Do
you think you are ready to devote your time and efforts into a new love
interest? It is best to consider all of the factors of having someone
new in your life. Rushing into things may not be fair to the other person.
If you are interested in filing for divorce in New York State,
contact our Bronx divorce lawyer at The Law Firm of Wayne F. Crowe, Jr., P.C.
and request a
free consultation today.