As your separation or divorce works through the legal system, you may be exploring a relationship with a new significant other. While the law may not directly deal with dating during divorce, doing so can affect your case in many ways. Dating during divorce is something you should discuss with your lawyer, and determine how exactly your case may be impacted.
Quite obviously, a divorce can get messy and emotional. With tensions running high, any change, no matter how small, can be interpreted as a spiteful maneuver. If you start dating during divorce, your soon to be ex-spouse will unlikely be unhappy about that. Of course, you may think that their happiness is of absolutely no concern to you given that you are getting a divorce. However, beginning a new relationship in the midst of a divorce (or continuing a previous relationship) can have negative consequences for you.
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