Life is messy, complicated, and for the most part, unpredictable.
You may have married your spouse with the feeling that there could not possibly be anyone else for you. Years later, you now realize that the person you married is no longer the right one for you, and you find yourself in the middle of a divorce and custody battle.
You just want it to end so you can start writing the next chapter of your life. Then along comes the new Mr. Should you go for it, or will starting that next chapter affect the outcome of your case?
This means that the court does not concern itself with arguments over why the marriage failed. Instead, the courts recognize two official reasons for a divorce: the incurable insanity of one of the spouses, or irreconcilable differences between the spouses.
Though you are getting a divorce, a new relationship would be considered an extramarital affair until your divorce is final. Under a no-fault system, though, adultery is not a consideration for the court when it decides to grant a divorce.
The court has some discretion on awarding spousal supportbut the purpose of it is not to punish a spouse for his or her wrongdoing. Custody battles are often about how you conduct yourself around your. While the court will not penalize you for dating someone new when it determines spousal support payments, a new dating relationship could have an effect on whether you are awarded custody of your .
The court will look at your current relationships to determine whether you are a good judge of the character of the people you bring around your home. If your new love has a criminal record in his or her past, the relationship could reflect negatively on your argument for custody.
Starting a new relationship while you are ending your marriage can be a welcome relief and bring happiness to a stressful time in your life. However, you should be prepared for the effect it could have on your family law case.
What other options do i have to end the relationship other than divorce?
If you are in this situation, not only is it a good idea to talk it over with your new partner, but is also a good idea to discuss it with your family law attorney to determine what the potential impact could be. While it might be difficult, it could be in your best interest to hold of on dating until your divorce is final.
We can advise you on any of issues that could affect the outcome of your divorce, and we will always keep your best interest in mind. For a free phone consultation, call today.
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Talk It Over Starting a new relationship while you are ending your marriage can be a welcome relief and bring happiness to a stressful time in your life. About The Author.
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